Feingold and Kohl Want Clarification from Alito

By: Mary Rinzel
By: Mary Rinzel

Samuel Alito now faces a delay in his confirmation, but Wisconsin senators, who will be in confirmation hearings, have some questions ready for him.
Senators Russ Feingold and Herb Kohl say they're troubled by memos the Supreme Court nominee wrote on abortion rights and executive power.
They say they're going into the hearings with open minds, but they have questions about some memos Alito wrote as a young lawyer for President Reagan.
In 1984, Alito defended the right of government officials to order domestic wiretaps for national security. The year before, he argued for chipping away at Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion.
This morning, Senate aides say democrats plan to force at least a one-week delay in the judiciary committee vote on his nomination to the Supreme Court.


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