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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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    Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate at the 1987 Iowa State Fair

    Democratic candidates participated in a debate at the 1987 Iowa State Fair for the Democratic presidential nomination for the 1988 campaign.

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    Souter Confirmation Day 1, Part 1

    Committee Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee made 10 minutes opening statements on the first day of Judge Souter’s confirmation hearing. Senators Humphrey and Rudman of New Hampshire…

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    Chief Justice Confirmation Hearing

    Associate Justice William Rehnquist and members of the American Bar Association testified on Justice Rehnquist’s nomination to Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

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    Scalia Confirmation Hearing Day 1

    Judge Antonin Scalia responded to questions from committee members about his views regarding such topics as federal-state relationships, the Constitution, death penalty, abortion, national…

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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…

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    Ginsburg Confirmation Hearing Day 1 Part 3

    Senate Judiciary Committee members continued to question Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg during the first day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Judge Ginsburg talked about her views on…

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    Lincoln Douglas Alton Debate Preview

    Historians, participants, and spectators discussed the significance of the Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas debates, especially the final debate in Alton, Illinois. Telephone lines were…

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    Lincoln-Douglas Freeport Debate Preview

    Historians and participants discussed the historical context of the Lincoln-Douglas debates and their significance, especially the second debate in Freeport, Illinois. Senator Simon, who wrote a…

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    Status of Chinese Students in America, Part 1

    The hearing was held to study Chinese students in America and human rights in China. The subcommittee heard from members of Congress that have offered legislation to assist Chinese…

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    Government Shutdown Joint Meeting

    The House & Senate Budget Committees held a hearing on the effects of a possible government shutdown if federal budget legislation was not passed by October 1. They heard testimony from…

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    Senate Session

    The U.S. Senate continued consideration of the Family and Medical Leave Bill.

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    Advice and Consent

    Senator Paul Simon, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, discussed his book Advice and Consent: Clarence Thomas, Robert Bork and the Intriguing History of the Supreme Court’s…

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    Flag Burning Amendment

    In an excerpt from the floor of the Senate on Flag Day, members offered their opinions on a proposed constitutional amendment to make illegal flag burning and desecration.

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    Chief Justice Confirmation Hearing 2

    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.…

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    Author Interview

    Former Senator Simon was interviewed about two of his books: Healing America: Values and Vision for the 21st Century, published by Orbis Books; and Our Culture of Pandering, published by…

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    Former Senator Paul Simon Funeral

    Numerous dignitaries, family and friends spoke at Senator Paul Simon’s funeral, praising his life, his political ethics, and his moral courage. There were 3,500 mourners at the service for…

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    Work Environment on Capitol Hill

    Former senators spoke about the daily operation of the U.S. Senate and the political atmosphere in the body. Among the topics they addressed were the traditions of civility and…

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    Religion, Politics and the Death Penalty

    As part of a conference hosted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life at the University of Chicago Divinity School, panelists discussed the broad range of religious views on and legal…

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    Senate Session

    By 52 yeas to 48 nays, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Clarence Thomas of Georgia as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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