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Author Nominations, Supreme Court ♦ Garrett, R. Sam ♦ Rutkus, Denis Steven ♦ Copeland, Curtis W. ♦ Nominations, Court
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract The speed with which appointments to the Supreme Court move through various stages in the nomination-and-confirmation process is often of great interest not only to all parties directly involved, but, as well, to the nation as a whole. Shortly after his October 31, 2005, nomination of Samuel A. Alito Jr. to fill the Associate Justice seat being vacated by Sandra Day O’Connor, President Bush called on the Senate to “act promptly on this important nomination so that an up or down vote is held before the end of this year. ” On November 3, 2005, Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter and Ranking Member Patrick Leahy announced that hearings on the Alito nomination would begin on January 9, 2006, with final Senate action scheduled for January 20, 2006. Judiciary Committee hearings on the Alito nomination began and concluded as scheduled. Although the schedule announced in November 2005 called for a committee vote on the nomination on January 17, the committee vote was postponed until January 24, 2006. The full Senate confirmed Judge Alito by a vote of 58-42 on January 31, 2006, making him the nation’s 110 th Supreme Court Justice. This report provides information on the amount of time taken to act on all
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Publisher Date 2007-01-01