Conservative federal appeals judge Samuel Alito appeared likely on Tuesday to move a step closer toward Senate confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, which he could end up pushing to the right.
The Senate Judiciary Committee was expected to split along party lines, 10-8, in urging approval by the Republican-led Senate of President George W. Bush’s 55-year-old candidate.
The full 100-member Senate was to begin debate on Wednesday, with a confirmation vote anticipated before Bush’s state of the union address to Congress next Tuesday.
Senate Judiciary Committe approval today along party line vote.
Watch for the filibuster on Wednesday.
Change of rules on Thursday (Nuclear Option).
Confirmation on Friday or Saturday.
Stay tuned for the fireworks………
Samuel Alito Watch: Filibuster Likely?