Sen. Mark Pryor said Friday that he will not support Samuel Alito's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. But Pryor also says he will not support a filibuster to block a Senate vote.
A final vote to make Alito a Supreme Court justice is scheduled for Tuesday, just before President Bush will give his State of the Union address to Congress and the nation.
Pryor said that after studying Alito's cases, he concluded that Alito would not be impartial. He said Alito's opinions as a judge make him doubt whether Alito's ability to sustain the separation of powers. Pryor said he feels Alito would concentrate too much power with the presidency.
Sen. Blanche Lincoln also has pledged to vote against Alito. (See story link.) Pryor and Lincoln are both Democrats.
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