President Bush, stung by the rejection of his first choice, nominated conservative judge Samuel Alito today to replace moderate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in a bid to reshape the Supreme Court and mollify his political base. Alito has been a strong conservative voice on the 3rd Circuit since Bush's father, former President George H.W. Bush, seated him there in 1990. While Alito is expected to win praise from Bush's allies on the right, Democrats have served notice they will fight it.
Bush Picks Alito for Supreme Court, Officials Say
The Associated Press
October 31, 2005