Bork Nomination Day 8, Part 1

Former Chief Justice Burger testified in support of the nomination. Burger maintained that previous positions couldn’t predict a… read more

Former Chief Justice Burger testified in support of the nomination. Burger maintained that previous positions couldn’t predict a judge’s decisions. He referred to Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, noting that there was evidence at the time of Black’s confirmation that Black had once been a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Burger added that there was never any evidence in Justice Black’s work as a justice that he had once been a member of the Klan. When questioned by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) concerning Bork’s judicial philosophy, the former

Chief Justice responded, “If Judge Bork is not in the mainstream, neither am I.” close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Bork Nomination Day 8, Part 1

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10171-1
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Senate Committee
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Senate Committee
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 23, 1987
Last Aired:
Sep 27, 1987

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  • Sep 23, 1987 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 27, 1987 | 5:46am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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