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  • Judge Robert Bork Nomination
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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 Fish present…

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  • Bork Nomination Hearings
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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 lasted 30 hours over 5 days,…

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  • Bork Nomination Day 2
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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. Committee members took approximately 20 to 30 minutes each to…

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  • Bork Nomination Day 1 Part 2
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    Bork Nomination Day 1, Part 2

    Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Joe Biden (D-DE) began the questioning of Judge Bork. Senator Robert Byrd, arriving late for the hearing, was granted time for his statement midway through…

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  • Bork Nomination Day 3 Part 1
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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 he is changing…

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  • Bork Nomination Vote
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    Bork Nomination Vote

    The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 9 to 5 to send the Judge Bork nomination to the Senate with a recommendation that it not consent to the appointment.

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  • Bork Nomination Day 7 Part 3
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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 expression.

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  • Kennedy Nomination Hearings
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    Kennedy Nomination Hearings

    Prior to confirmation hearings for Judge John Roberts, a compilation of Senate Judiciary hearings on the nomination of Justice Anthony Kennedy was shown. Justice Kennedy’s three days of…

    729 views
  • Bork Nomination Day 12 Part 3
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    Bork Nomination Day 12, Part 3

    Rabbi Handler testified in support of the nomination. He concurred with Bork’s interpretation of the Constitution on individual liberties and morality. Mr. Innis also supported the nomination,…

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  • Bork Nomination Day 4 Part 1
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    Bork Nomination Day 4, Part 1

    The morning session continues with seven senators taking thirty minutes each to question Judge Bork. Of note is Senator Kennedy’s concern that Judge Bork would “turn back the clock” on…

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  • Bork Nomination Day 6 Part 1
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    Bork Nomination Day 6, Part 1

    The committee opens the second week of hearings with four civil rights leaders testifying against the nomination of Judge Bork. Mr. Coleman expresses concern over Bork’s criticism of civil rights decisions and his…

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  • Bork Nomination Day 4 Part 2
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    Bork Nomination Day 4, Part 2

    The afternoon session of the fourth day of hearings featured questioning by Senate Majority Leader Byrd and Senator Metzenbaum. Senator Byrd engaged Bork in a discussion of whether members of…

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  • Bork Nomination Day 7 Part 2
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    Bork Nomination Day 7, Part 2

    Former HUD Secretary (1975-77) Hills testifies in support of the nomination. She recalls her association with Judge Bork at Yale law school and in the Justice Department, where she was an…

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  • Bork Nomination Day 7 Part 1
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    Bork Nomination Day 7, Part 1

    Professor Laurence Tribe testified against the nomination. He expressed strong concern that Judge Bork’s philosophy of constitutional law limits the Supreme Court’s historic role of limiting government…

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  • Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting
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    Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting

    Speaker of the House James Wright addressed a crowd at the U.S. Capitol gathered for the lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree. After his brief speech Representative Wright lit the…

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  • Kennedy Nomination Day 1 Part 1
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    Kennedy Nomination Day 1, Part 1

    The committee began hearings on the nomination of Anthony M. Kennedy of California to be associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Kennedy is presented by Senator…

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  • Bork Nomination Day 11 Part 1
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    Bork Nomination Day 11, Part 1

    The panel of law professors testified in opposition to the nomination. The witnesses expressed concern over Bork’s criticism of Griswold v. Connecticut, which declared a law banning birth control…

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  • NutraSweet Safety Concerns
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    NutraSweet: Safety Concerns

    The Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee heard testimony on health concerns about Nutrasweet, an artificial sweetner, related to the adverse neurological and behavioral effects that…

    330 views
  • Bork Nomination Day 11 Part 4
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    Bork Nomination Day 11, Part 4

    Two former Watergate prosecuters testified concerning the role of Judge Bork in the firing of Archibald Cox and its aftermath. The witnesses challenged the representation of Bork as moving to…

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  • Bork Nomination Day 8 Part 1
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    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 judge’s decisions. He referred to Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, noting that there was…

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