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    Bork Nomination Day 1, Part 1

    The committee begins hearings on the nomination of Judge Robert Bork to be associate justice of the Supreme Court. Former President Ford, Senators Dole and Danforth, and Congressman…

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    Senate Session

    CR, pp. S1091-S1517. Senate continued consideration of S.2, to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, to provide for a voluntary system of spending limits and partial public…

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    Thomas Second Hearing Day 1, Part 2

    The committee heard testimony from University of Oklahoma Law Professor Anita Hill during the first day of the reopened confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee and U.S. Court of…

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    Scalia Confirmation Hearing Day 1

    Justice Scalia responded to questions from committee members about his views regarding such topics as federal-state relationships, the Constitution, death penalty, abortion, national…

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    Thomas Second Hearing Day 1, Part 4

    The committee heard testimony from Supreme Court nominee and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Clarence Thomas during the first day of his reopened confirmation hearings. Judge Thomas, in…

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    Souter Confirmation Day 1, Part 2

    Judge Souter made his opening statement. Judiciary Committee members
    began their questioning of the nominee in thirty-minute rounds. 

    There is a four-minute break midway through…

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    Bork Nomination Day 2

    The Senate Judiciary committee questioned United States Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork. Judge Bork’s hearings lasted 30 hours over 5 days, taking place in September of 1987.…

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    Thomas Second Hearing Day 1, Part 1

    The committee heard a statement from Supreme Court nominee and U.S.
    Court of Appeals Judge Clarence Thomas to begin his reopened
    confirmation hearings. Anita Hill, a former employee…

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    Thomas Second Hearing Day 3, Part 5

    The committee heard testimony from Mr. Doggett in support of U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Clarence Thomas in Judge Thomas' reopened Supreme Court confirmation hearings. The…

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    Senate Session

    HCR 376: A resolution to provide for the preparation of official duplicates of certain legislative papers. HJR 560: A resolution to waive certain enrollment requirements with respect…

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    Thomas Second Hearing Day 1, Part 3

    Following a break, Professor Hill continued answering questions from the Senators.

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    Bork Nomination Day 7, Part 3

    Witnesses testified against the United States Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork. Several senators criticized Judge Bork’s views on freedom of speech and freedom of literary…

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    Bork Nomination Hearings

    Prior to the confirmation hearings for Judge John Roberts, a compilation of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of Judge Bork was shown. Judge Bork’s hearings…

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    Bork Nomination Day 3, Part 1

    During this morning session, committee members continue inquiry for
    approximately one-half hour each. In response to Bork’s testimony the
    previous day, Senators question whether…

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    Ginsburg Confirmation Hearing Day 1 Part 1

    The first Supreme Court nominee of the Clinton administration was
    introduced to the committee by Sen. Moynihan, Sen. D’Amato and Rep.
    Holmes-Norton in the first day of her…

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    Thomas Second Hearing Day 3, Part 1

    The committee heard testimony from a panel of supporters of
    University of Oklahoma Law Professor Anita Hill to begin the third
    day of the reopened Supreme Court confirmation hearings for…

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    Thomas Second Hearing Day 2, Part 3

    The committee continued to hear testimony from U.S. Court of Appeals
    Judge Clarence Thomas in his reopened Supreme Court confirmation
    hearings. Judge Thomas continued to respond to…

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    Chief Justice Confirmation Hearing 2

    Prior to confirmation hearings for Judge John Roberts, a compilation of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for Justice William Rehnquist’s nomination as Chief Justice was…

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    Memorial Service for Former Senator Warren Rudman

    Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. Rudman who died November 19, 2012, at the age of 82. Senator Rudman was best remembered as a…

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    Shooting from the Lip: Book Party

    A book party was held at the Jefferson Hotel for the publication of Shooting from the Lip: The Life of Senator Al Simpson, written by Donald Hardy. Senator Simpson was shown mingling…

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