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Questioning of Alito by Democrats Heats Up

Samuel Alito answers a question at his Senate confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 11.
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Samuel Alito answers a question at his Senate confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 11.

Democratic senators step up their criticism of Supreme Court nominee Judge Samuel Alito for what they say is his evasiveness on questions related to abortion, while tempers flared among senators on the Judiciary Committee.

Confirmation hearings for Alito to replace Sandra Day O'Connor on the high court are in their third day.

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Nina Totenberg is NPR's award-winning legal affairs correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR's critically acclaimed newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.