After all the partisan rhetoric at Samuel Alito’s confirmation hearings, it was no surprise that the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote today faithfully followed party lines — all 10 Republicans for, all eight Democrats against. The full Senate vote later this week could shake out similarly, which would be enough to put Alito on the U.S. Supreme Court. It won’t be enough, however, to reassure Americans who still believe that the highest court in the land should be above politics. Lately, the confirmation process has been nothing but politics.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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