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OfficeAssociate Justice
Type Confirmation
Filing Deadline 00, 0000 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open January 31, 2006 - 10:00am Central
Polls Close January 31, 2006 - 10:20am Central
Term Start January 31, 2006 - 02:00pm
Term End January 03, 2150 - 12:00pm
Last ModifiedJ.R. June 04, 2007 02:06pm
Data Sources[Link]
Description President Bush nominated Judge Alito to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on Halloween, October 31, 2005.

Judge Alito's hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee convened on Monday, January 9, 2006 at noon and concluded on Friday, January 13. The committee vote was held Tuesday, January 24. Alito was favorably recommended to the Senate on a 10-8 party lines vote.

On January 30, 2006 the Senate Moved to Invoke Cloture On The Nomination of Samuel A. Alito, Jr. by a vote of 72 Ayes, 25 Nays. Rollcall link: [Link]

Confirmed by the US Senate on January 31, 2006 by a vote of 58 Ayes, 42 Nays. Rollcall link: [Link]
  PartyNonpartisan Won09/21/1981
NameSandra Day O'Connor Votes99 (100.00%)
Term09/25/1981 - 01/31/2006 Margin99 (+100.00%)
World Countries Map MAP
Leaning Graph
10/31/2005 01/31/2006
Samuel A. Alito Jr. 1 8 16 5
Reject 1 ------
Leaning Call: Samuel A. Alito Jr. (98.84%)
Weighted Call: Samuel A. Alito Jr. (99.99%)

Name Circuit Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. Reject  
Campaign Logo  
Uncertified Votes58 (58.00%) 42 (42.00%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -16 (-16.00%)  
Predict Avg.58.80% 41.20%  
Cash On Hand $-- $--  
Entry Date 10/31/2005 10/31/2005  
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Harriet Ellan Miers (N)
Oct 03, 2005 - Oct 28, 2005
John G. Roberts Jr. (N)
Jul 19, 2005 - Sep 06, 2005

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Jan 31, 2006 12:40pm News Alito sworn in as member of Supreme Court  Article Imperator 
Jan 31, 2006 10:00am News Senate confirms Alito to the Supreme Court  Article Thomas Walker 
Jan 30, 2006 05:45pm News Anti-Alito filibuster soundly defeated [72-25]  Article COSDem 
Jan 30, 2006 11:00am Endorsement Chafee says he will vote against Alito  Article COSDem 
Jan 26, 2006 03:00pm News Sen. Kerry calls for filibuster of Alito  Article J.R. 
Jan 26, 2006 01:00pm News Kerry to Lead Filibuster?  Article J.R. 
Jan 25, 2006 10:10pm News Rendell backs court pick  Article Scott³ 
Jan 25, 2006 07:00am News Enough Senators to Back Alito Confirmation  Article Imperator 
Jan 24, 2006 12:00pm News Alito Nomination Goes to Full Senate  Article Imperator 
Jan 20, 2006 10:50pm News Alito Vote Watch  Article Scott³ 
Jan 20, 2006 08:00pm News Durbin to vote against Alito, says filibuster possible  Article J.R. 
Jan 15, 2006 01:00pm News Feinstein Warns Against Alito Filibuster  Article Scott³ 
Jan 12, 2006 01:35pm Commentary Liberal Former Alito Clerk: Don't "F" Alito  Article Rob Brodner 
Jan 12, 2006 11:00am Commentary Biden His Time  Article Scott³ 
Jan 11, 2006 09:00pm News But Enough About You, Judge; Let's Hear What I Have to Say  Article Scott³ 
Jan 10, 2006 12:00pm News Alito Defends His Record, Statements  Article Imperator 
Jan 10, 2006 10:00am Endorsement Michael Peroutka: Alito Record Proves He is Not Pro-Life, Supported Roe v. Wade, Should Not Be Confirmed  Article Thomas Walker 
Jan 09, 2006 05:00pm News Poll: Americans 'Undecided' On Alito  Article ArmyDem 
Jan 06, 2006 07:00pm News Lautenberg, Christie Whitman to introduce Alito  Article J.R. 
Jan 06, 2006 07:00pm News Democrats Hit Possible Snag Ahead of Alito Hearings  Article J.R. 
Jan 04, 2006 10:00pm News Bar association: Supreme Court nominee [Alito] 'well-qualified'  Article J.R. 
Jan 04, 2006 11:15am Poll Poll Shows Americans Are Divided On Support for Alito Confirmation  Article ArmyDem 
Dec 22, 2005 03:00pm News In Poll, 54% Back Alito's Confirmation  Article J.R. 
Dec 06, 2005 01:00pm Advertisement Ads Portray Nominee as Protector of Christmas  Article RP 
Nov 30, 2005 08:00pm General Documents Reveal More About Alito's Views  Article RP 
Nov 22, 2005 06:20pm General Fox News Won't Show Ad Opposing Alito  Article RP 
Nov 21, 2005 11:00am General Biden Won't Rule Out Alito Filibuster  Article Thomas Walker 
Nov 18, 2005 11:00am Commentary The Alito Schism  Article SC Moose 
Nov 17, 2005 05:00pm Profile Alito disagreed with court decisions on reapportionment  Article RP 
Nov 16, 2005 12:00pm General Nominee Plays Down Remarks on Quotas and Abortion  Article RP 
Nov 11, 2005 11:00am Endorsement Some Abortion Foes Unsure About Alito  Article RP 
Nov 09, 2005 03:00pm General Alito Signals Reluctance to Overturn Roe v. Wade  Article RP 
Nov 04, 2005 11:00am General JUDGE ALITO'S MOTHER HARASSED BY PRESS  Article SC Moose 
Nov 04, 2005 12:00am Announcement 'Gang of 14' will wait and see on allowing Alito filibuster, McCain says  Article RP 
Nov 03, 2005 05:00pm General Plaintiff alleges Alito conflict  Article RP 
Nov 03, 2005 01:00pm Commentary Enough to give hypocrisy a bad name  Article SC Moose 
Nov 02, 2005 03:00pm News Dems whacked for bringing up 'ethnically charged' Alito issue  Article SC Moose 
Nov 02, 2005 02:00pm Analysis Alito writing backed privacy, gay rights  Article RP 
Nov 02, 2005 02:00pm Profile Upholding executions, but not in every case  Article RP 
Nov 02, 2005 11:00am News Sen. [Ben] Nelson: Alito won't 'chisel away' existing law  Article J.R. 
Nov 01, 2005 01:00pm Opinion Why Democrats won't want to oppose Samuel Alito  Article SC Moose 
Nov 01, 2005 12:10pm Profile Court Nominee Described as Unflinching but Fair  Article Imperator 
Oct 31, 2005 03:00pm Blog Entry The case of the missing phrase  Article ArmyDem 
Oct 31, 2005 02:00pm Blog Entry Keeping the goalposts firmly in place  Article ArmyDem 
Oct 31, 2005 12:55pm Blog Entry [UT Sen] Hatch Follows Drudge Lead, Implies Alito Critics May Be Racist  Article ArmyDem 
Oct 31, 2005 05:00am News Officials: Bush to nominate Alito to high court  Article Florida Moderate 
Oct 28, 2005 03:00pm Commentary A Departure's Lasting Damage  Article RP 
Oct 27, 2005 08:00am News Miers withdraws Supreme Court nomination  Article SC-Conservative 
Oct 26, 2005 08:00pm Endorsement CWA Calls for Miers� Withdrawal  Article RP 
Oct 26, 2005 03:05pm General New GOP jitters over Miers nomination  Article RP 
Oct 24, 2005 05:55pm Blog Entry My Way  Article RP 
Oct 19, 2005 08:00pm General Brownback, Graham demand documents  Article RP 
Oct 13, 2005 07:40pm Commentary Mm’Doh!  Article RP 
Oct 13, 2005 02:00pm Opinion DOES THIS LAW DEGREE MAKE MY RESUME LOOK FAT?  Article SC Moose 
Oct 09, 2005 09:25pm Report Harriet [Miers] gave to Hillary in 2000  Article RP 
Oct 09, 2005 11:00am Blog Entry Sunday Discussion Group  Article ArmyDem 
Oct 06, 2005 11:00am News Tancredo 1st in GOP to oppose Miers  Article Thomas Walker 
Sep 05, 2005 03:00pm Analysis A Look at Possible Supreme Court Nominees  Article Classical Liberal 
Jul 13, 2005 09:55am News First lady wants woman appointed to high court  Article Ben 
Jul 12, 2005 07:00pm News Sources: Senators suggest court candidates  Article COSDem 
Jul 12, 2005 01:00pm News Hispanic Judges on Dems' List for Bush  Article Ben 
Jul 07, 2005 01:00pm Perspective Bush is biggest obstacle to a conservative court  Article PragCon 3.0 
Jul 07, 2005 01:00pm News Graham recommends Judge Wilkins for high court  Article SC Moose 
Jul 07, 2005 09:55am Blog Entry Unify America: Appoint John Danforth to the Supreme Court  Article Ben 
Jul 07, 2005 12:00am Endorsement Judge Judy's candor is the benchmark  Article None Entered 
Jul 06, 2005 03:45pm Commentary Bush Rips Gonzales Critics on Both Sides  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jul 03, 2005 08:00am Editorial U.S. Supreme Court: Hole in the center  Article Ralphie 

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