Alito Filibuster Fails - congressional procedure Archives
Alito Filibuster Fails - congressional procedure
Republican senators, aided by 19 Democrats, cleared the path yesterday for Samuel A. Alito Jr. to join the Supreme Court and for President Bush to put his stamp firmly on the nine-member bench.
The Senate voted 72 to 25 to end debate on Alito's nomination and to allow a roll call on his confirmation today, shortly before noon. Alito's supporters garnered a dozen more votes than the 60 they needed to choke off a Democratic filibuster effort, which would have allowed debate to continue indefinitely.
"Senate to Vote On Alito Today: Confirmation Near as Filibuster Fails," by Charles Babington, The Washington Post, January 31, 2006
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January 31, 2006 11:12 AM Legislative Process