Following the 58-42 roll call by which the Senate voted to confirm Judge Samuel Alito as the 110th justice on the Supreme Court. Following mostly party lines only RINO, Chafee, RI voted against while four Democrats crossed party lines and voted in favor of Alito, Byrd, WV; Conrad, ND; Johnson, SD and Nelson, NB.
Later Samuel Alito Sworn in as nation’s 110th Supreme Court Justice.
“Sam Alito is a brilliant and fair-minded judge who strictly interprets the Constitution and laws and does not legislate from the bench. He is a man of deep character and integrity, and he will make all Americans proud as a justice on our highest court,” President Bush said in a statement after the confirmation vote.
(AP) Alito Sworn in As Associate Justice
(Washington Post) Alito Is Sworn In On High Court
Samuel A. Alito Jr. was sworn in as the nation’s 110th Supreme Court justice yesterday, marking a major victory for conservatives in their decades-old drive to move the court rightward, and alarming liberals who fear that long-standing rights might be in jeopardy.