Democrats to delay first vote on Alito nomination

Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito's likelihood for confirmation to the highest U.S. court seems to improve each day, but &to=' target=_blank>Democrats confirmed Friday they will make a last-dtich attempt to slow his momentum by delaying the first vote on his candidacy.

Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy said in the waning minutes of Alito's confirmation hearing that unnamed Democrats will "exercise their rights" to put off next week's scheduled Alito vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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