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    Shaping the Modern Supreme Court

    Panelists talked about the modern history of the Supreme Court and the creation and use of labeling techniques for justices during the nomination phase, “judicial activism” being an example. They discussed case studies…

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    Judicial Nomination Process

    Mr. Gray talked about recent debate on President Bush’s judicial nominees, the filibuster rule in the Senate, and future consideration of judicial nominees. He responded to audience…

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    Senate Judicial Filibuster

    Representatives of conservative groups announced the formation of the Committee for Justice, and expressed their support for Senate majority leader Senator Bill Frist’s efforts to end…

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    Judicial Confirmation Process

    Participants talked about the judicial nominating and confirmation process in the Senate, President Bush’s likely judicial nominations in his second term, and Senate rules for debate and…

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    Judicial Nominations

    Washington Journal was devoted to the 30-hour judicial nomination debate in the Senate. Senators from the Republican “war room,” (the Mansfield Room), the Democratic “war room,” (S-224),…

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    Judicial Confirmations Process: Miguel Estrada

    The panelists talked about the federal judicial nomination confirmation process, focusing on the nomination of Miguel Estrada to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of…

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    Estrada Nomination News Conference

    Attorneys and Hispanic leaders spoke to reporters about their support for the Miguel Estrada nomination for U.S. Court of Appeals. Following their remarks they answered questions from the…

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    Role and Responsibilities of Executive Branch

    At a symposium titled, “Selecting Federal Court of Appeals and District Court Judges,” participants talked about the executive role in nominating and selecting federal court judges. Among…

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    Past Judicial Nominations

    Former Clinton administration judicial nominees testified about their experiences during the nomination process. Among the topics they addressed were the political maneuvers used to block…

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    Who Does the Government Lawyer Represent?

    The role of government lawyers was discussed by a panel that included former White House counsels. They talked about what their jobs entailed and the issue of executive privilege. Following…

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    Judicial Activism

    A press conference was held to announce the founding of Project on the Judiciary, a judicial monitoring group. Members of the advisory panel and others briefed reporters about why they feel…

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    Federal Judges Appointment and Confirmation

    Correspondents, former administration officials, and academicians spoke in a panel discussion on the federal courts' judicial nomination and confirmation process during the third annual…

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