Chief Justice Confirmation Hearing 2

Prior to confirmation hearings for Judge John Roberts, a compilation of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for Justice William… read more

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 shown. Justice Rehnquist gave his testimony from July 29 through August 1 of 1986. Portions were drawn from the second day of hearings on July 30, 1986.

Justice Rehnquist responded to questions from committee members about his views regarding such topics as voter intimidation, cameras in the courtroom, a summerhouse in Vermont, role of federal judiciary, penal reform ballot security issues, and his views on the role of Chief Justice.

President Reagan nominated Justice Rehnquist to become the next Supreme Court Chief Justice on June 20, 1986. The Senate confirmed his nomination on September 17, 1986 with a vote of 65 in favor, 33 opposed. Justice Rehnquist was named to succeed retired Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger. close

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Chief Justice Confirmation Hearing 2

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Program ID:
150256-2
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 1, 2005
Last Aired:
Dec 30, 2005

Airing Details

  • Sep 01, 2005 | 10:04am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 02, 2005 | 10:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 03, 2005 | 10:04am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 03, 2005 | 10:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 04, 2005 | 1:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 05, 2005 | 10:04am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 27, 2005 | 9:59am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 27, 2005 | 1:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 27, 2005 | 7:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 29, 2005 | 10:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 30, 2005 | 2:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 30, 2005 | 7:02am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 30, 2005 | 8:35am EST | C-SPAN 3
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