Sen. Judiciary Comm. passes Alito; floor debate tommorrow
On a straight party-line vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee recommended Judge Alito's confirmation. Senate floor debate should begin tommorrow, with vote (absent filibuster) by end of week.
I wonder if the opposition will renew its interesting pair of arguments: (1) Alito doesn't have enough respect for individual liberty and (2) he should defer more to Congress... when it restricts individual liberties.
[UPDATE: the NY Times is calling for a fillibuster, admitting that it would fail, and probably hurt the Democrats, but arguing that Alito's confirmation would be even worse.]