The one Republican voting against Alito was Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island. The four Democrats voting for Alito were from states President Bush carried in the 2000 and 2004 elections - Nelson (NE), Conrad (ND), Johnson (SD), Byrd (WV) (from FoxNews).
Senate Confirms Alito to Supreme Court
WASHINGTON (AP) - Samuel Anthony Alito Jr. became the nation's 110th Supreme Court justice on Tuesday, confirmed with one of the most partisan victories in modern history after a fierce battle over the future direction of the high court.
The Senate voted 58-42 to confirm Alito - a former federal appellate judge, U.S. attorney, and conservative lawyer for the Reagan administration from New Jersey - as the replacement for retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who has been a moderate swing vote on the court.
All but one of the Senate's majority Republicans voted for his confirmation, while all but four of the Democrats voted against Alito.
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