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James L. Buckley

James Lane Buckley is an American politician, jurist, and lawyer who currently serves as a senior judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Buckley served in the United States Senate as a member of the Conservative Party of New York State in the Republican caucus from 1971 to 1977, and in multiple positions within the Reagan administration. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
James L. Buckley has seven videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1988 Forum as a Judge for District of Columbia Circuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals. The year with the most videos was 1997 with two videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1989 with an average of 2,638 views per program. Most appearances with Fred Wertheimer (2), John R. Bolton (2), Robert Warren (2). Most common tags: Campaign Finance, Buckley v. Valeo.

Appearances by Title:c. August 31, 1996 - Present Senior Judge, District of Columbia Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals

Videos: 5


Judge, District of Columbia Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals c. December 17, 1985 - c. August 31, 1996 Videos: 2 President, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty c. January 1, 1982 - c. January 1, 1985 Videos: 0 Undersecretary, Office of Security Assistance, Department of State c. January 1, 1981 - c. January 1, 1982 Videos: 0 U.S. Senator, Conservative Party of New York State-NY January 3, 1971 - January 3, 1977 Videos: 0

Recent Appearances

  • Judge James Buckley at National Review Institute Ideas Summit

    Judge James Buckley at National Review Institute Ideas Summit

    The National Review Institute hosted its Ideas Summit in Washington, DC. The event concluded with keynote remarks by Judge…

  • <em>Freedom at Risk</em>

    Freedom at Risk

    Former Senator James Buckley (NY-Conservative), a former under secretary of state in the Reagan administration and a judge…

  • Legitimacy of Courts

    Legitimacy of Courts

    Judge James Buckley delivered the luncheon address on the topic, “The Courts: A Question of Legitimacy.” He focused on “judicial…

  • <em>Buckley v. Valeo</em>

    Buckley v. Valeo

    Audio portions of the oral arguments in Buckley v. Valeo were reviewed and participants in the case were interviewed on the…

  • <em>Buckley v. Valeo</em>

    Buckley v. Valeo

    The 1975 Supreme Court case Buckley v. Valeo dealing with campaign finance was profiled. In the decision, the Court held…

  • History of the Three Branches of Government

    History of the Three Branches of Government

    The Senate and House Bicentennial Commissions and the Library of Congress sponsored a symposium on the 200 years of the…

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Historical Member of Congress Record

Former Ideology Rankings

Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .


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