Daily Archives: November 3, 2005

Alito Hearings

Per Senators Specter and Leahy:

3,700 opinions need to be digested.

Hearings to begin January 2, 2006 with expected floor vote January 13th.

The AP says the 9th with a committee vote on the 17th and floor vote on the 20th. I heard what I published above when I was listening to the presser, but perhaps I misheard.

UPDATE: OK. I was right and wrong. I heard what I heard about the 2nd and 13th, but Specter went on to add that after consultation with Leahy, the week would start at the beginning so hearings would be from the 9th to the 13th, with executive on the 17th, floor debate the 18th to the 20th and a vote on the 20th.

Political Teen has the video.