Bush urges vote on Alito confirmation in warning to Democrats Jaime Jansen at 4:31 PM ET
[JURIST] In his weekly radio address [text] Saturday President Bush urged the US Senate to vote on his nomination of Judge Samuel Alito [official profile; JURIST news archive] to the US Supreme Court, insisting that senators had a "constitutional responsibility" to do so and implicitly warning against any Democratic Party filibuster. Democratic Massachusetts Senators John Kerry and Edward Kennedy have planned a last-ditch effort to talk out the nomination [JURIST report], a strategy that can only be defeated if 60 Senators vote against it. Eight Democrats have said they will vote in favor of Alito, virtually assuring Alitos confirmation [JURIST report] in the Republican-controlled upper chamber on the basis of a up-or-down majority vote. Bloomberg News has more.
Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible, ad-free format.