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01/24/06.ALITO NOMINATION--Senators Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., leave a news conference after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 10-8 along party lines Tuesday to approve the nomination of Samuel A. Alito Jr. to the Supreme Court. The full Senate will take up the nomination Wednesday; a close confirmation vote is expected within the next several days..CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY PHOTO BY SCOTT J. FERRELL

01/24/06.ALITO NOMINATION--Senators Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., leave a news conference after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 10-8 along party lines Tuesday to approve the nomination of Samuel A. Alito Jr. to the Supreme Court. The full Senate will take up the nomination Wednesday; a close confirmation vote is expected within the next several days..CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY PHOTO BY SCOTT J. FERRELL

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