- Making News: President Bush Taps Alito for Supreme Court Vacancy
Last Thursday, Harriet Miers withdrew from consideration for the US Supreme Court. Today, President Bush nominated Appellate Court Justice Samuel Alito to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. In dramatic contrast to Mier's lack of judicial service, Alito's lengthy judicial record is so well known that all sides were quick with their public comments. Jim Kuhnhenn of Knight Ridder newspapers has more on the new nominee.
- Reporter's Notebook: Who is Patrick Fitzgerald?
Last week, most Americans got their first look at Patrick Fitzgerald, whose investigation led a grand jury to indict the Vice President's Chief of Staff. While Fitzgerald's news conference went on for more than an hour, people who know him say he hates having the spotlight turned on him. Kirsten Scharnberg of the Chicago Tribune has more on the man who has taken on the Bush White House.
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