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  • Clarence Thomas Second Confirmation Hearing
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    Thomas Second Hearing Day 1, Part 2

    The committee heard testimony from University of Oklahoma Law Professor Anita Hill during the first day of the reopened confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee and U.S. Court of…

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  • Brett Kavanaugh Testifies at DC Circuit Confirmation Hearing 2006
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    Judicial Nomination Hearing

    Mr. Kavanaugh testified at a hearing on his nomination as a judge on U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Among the issues he addressed were his qualifications and…

    6,922 views
  • emMy Grandfathers Sonem Book Party
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    My Grandfather's Son Book Party

    A reception to mark the publication of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' memoir, My Grandfather’s Son: A Memoir, published by Harper, was held by radio host and columnist Armstrong…

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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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  • 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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  • Senator Arlen Specter RPA Presidential Campaign Announcement
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    Senator Arlen Specter Presidential Campaign Announcement

    Senator Specter formally announced that he would seek the Republican nomination for president. He outlined his ten commitments to America, which included balancing the budget, introducing a…

    13,683 views
  • Bork Nomination Day 11 Part 2
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    Bork Nomination Day 11, Part 2

    Former Attorney General Elliot Richardson testified in support of Robert Bork’s Supreme Court confirmation. In October 1973 Richardson resigned rather than carry out President Nixon’s order to fire special…

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  • Judicial Review of Immigration Reform
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    Judicial Review of Immigration Reform

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on immigration issues and various means to improve and streamline judicial review of immigration cases. Among the topics addressed were the…

    479 views
  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    Senators will consider a resolution condemning the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. They will reconvene at 1:45 PM to vote on the resolution.

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  • Alito Confirmation Hearing Day 1
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    Alito Confirmation Hearing, Day 1

    The Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings on President Bush’s nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. Members delivered their opening statements on the nomination,…

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  • Roberts Confirmation Hearing Day 1
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    Roberts Confirmation Hearing, Day 1

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing on the appointment of Judge John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated after the death of Chief Justice William…

    5,508 views
  • Souter Confirmation Day 1 Part 1
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    Souter Confirmation Day 1, Part 1

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

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  • Chief Justice Confirmation Hearing
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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
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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…

    7,592 views
  • 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…

    2,201 views
  • Breyer Confirmation Hearings
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    Breyer Confirmation Hearings

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

    569 views
  • Justice Department Nominations Hearing
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    Justice Department Nominations Hearing

    A hearing was held on the nominations of Elena Kagan to be solicitor general of the U.S. Department of Justice and for Thomas J. Perrelli to be associate attorney general. They testified on…

    4,038 views
  • Truth Commission on Bush Administration Policies
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    Truth Commission on Bush Administration Policies

    At a hearing titled “Getting to the Truth Through a Nonpartisan Commission of Inquiry,” legal experts testified about a potential investigation into Bush administration policies ranging…

    773 views
  • National Alzheimers Strategic Plan
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    National Alzheimer's Strategic Plan

    The Alzheimer’s Study Group (ASG) released their final report, the National Alzheimer’s Strategic Plan, to assess the adequacy of current efforts to combat Alzheimer’s disease and to recommend strategies to combat the…

    1,221 views
  • Climate Change and Energy Bill Panel 1
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    Climate Change and Energy Bill, Panel 1

    Witnesses testified about global climate change, clean energy, and the economy. Among the topics they addressed were cap-and-trade provisions of proposed legislation, promoting alternative…

    522 views
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