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Alito Through to Senate

Samuel_Alito_Court_of_Appeals_photo.jpgBy a vote of 10 Republicans for to 8 Democrats against, Judge Alito’s nomination for the Supreme Court moves to the whole of the Senate.

UPDATE: For a transcript of all the hearing testimony today, you can read it here. Sorry, but my toddler has been sleeping fitfully, so I haven’t gotten to summaries. Here’s my short take: Republicans are all positive about him, Tom Coburn is glad that Alito appears to like fetuses, and the Democrats are all unhappy, pessimistic and disgusted (not to mention the mood of the Dems who are actually on the committee).

The AP has its report up here (via WaPo). The NYTimes has its report here.

And Harry Reid is kicking ass and taking names here. (Yeah, I needed something cheery, too.)

UPDATE #2: I’ll be a guest on The Majority Report on Air America Radio this evening at around 7:45 pm ET. If you don’t have an Air America station in your area, you can listen to the internet feed here. We’ll be discussing Alito.

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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