Capping an often rancorous and lengthy drama, Samuel Alito Jr. was confirmed on Tuesday by the full Senate, 58-42, and quickly sworn in as the nation's 110th justice. Tuesday's vote clearly came as a relief to the Senate's Republican majority, which dodged an attempt at a filibuster and repeatedly rejected Democrats' accusation that Alito would tilt the Supreme Court dangerously to the right
Alito Sworn In After 58-42 Vote
February 1, 2006
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