Bork Nomination Day 6, Part 3

Harold Tyler, the chairman of the American Bar Association Select Committee on the Federal Judiciary, testifies concerning the ABA’s… read more

Harold Tyler, the chairman of the American Bar Association Select Committee on the Federal Judiciary, testifies concerning the ABA’s general support of the Bork nomination. The majority of the 15 member committee found Bork to be fully qualified. However, one member voted “not opposed” and four voted “not qualified.” It was the first time in 15 years that a U.S. Supreme Court nominee had not been given unanimous support by the ABA committee. The committee based its evaluation on the criteria of judicial qualifications, integrity and temperament. The negative votes were all based on aspects of temperament, which Senator Strom Thurmond (R-SC) claims are actually criticisms of Judge Bork’s ideology. close

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Bork Nomination Day 6, Part 3

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Senate Committee
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Sep 22, 1987

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  • Sep 22, 1987 | 5:11am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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