- Making News: Split Senate Confirms Alito as Supreme Court Justice
Samuel Alito is now Justice of the US Supreme Court, sworn in almost immediately after the Senate confirmed his appointment today by a vote of 58 to 42. David Savage, who covers the Supreme Court for the Los Angeles Times, traces the judicial philosophy of the man he describes as the "second generation of the Reagan court."
- Reporter's Notebook: RIP, Coretta Scott King
She went from segregated rural Alabama to the New England Conservatory of Music, planning to become a classical singer. Instead, she married a young minister from Atlanta and her life was changed forever. Historian Clayborne Carson, Director of the Martin Luther King Papers Project at Stanford University, has more on Coretta Scott King, who died today at the age of 78, and will be remembered as much more than the widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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