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Supreme Court / Alito Nomination / Confirmation Hearings #816134

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) The Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court justice nominee Samuel Alito reviewed; scenes shown. [In response to Senators Arlen Specter, Patrick Leahy, Charles Grassley & Herbert Kohl, ALITO – comments on abortion, monitoring phone calls without a warrant & the disputed 2000 election.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(White House: David Gregory) The high stakes in the fight over Alito examined; details given of the impact of the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal and the domestic spying program, which have changed the political landscape since the hearings for Chief Justice John Roberts. [Conservative commentator Pat BUCHANAN†- says the Democrats will put him on trial in place of President Bush.] [Political analyst Stuart ROTHENBERG†- notes Democrats don’t have enough ammunition against Alito.] [Legal analyst Jonathan TURLEY†- says Alito may be the most lasting legacy of Bush.]

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Williams, Pete;
Gregory, David
Duration:
00:04:40

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