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1/10/06-Capitol Hill

Questioning Of Alito Begins Today

The questions on Capitol Hill today could be pointed. Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are promising to aggressively quiz Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito. They want him to explain memos and opinions he's written about abortion, executive power and other issues.

Alito told the committee Monday he'll do what the law requires "in every single case" if he's confirmed as Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's replacement on the Supreme Court. He says good judges don't have "any agenda."

Republicans say they'll defend Alito's right not to answer on issues that may come before him on the Supreme Court.

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