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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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  • IranContra Investigation Day 1
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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 1

    The proceedings began with opening statements from Senate and House committee members, including chairmen Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) and Representative Lee Hamilton (D-IN). After two hours, testimony…

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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…

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  • IranContra Investigation Day 27
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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 27

    Questioning of Oliver North continued, with many members of the committee making statements concerning patriotism, democracy, and the lessons of the Iran-Contra affair.

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  • IranContra Investigation Day 4
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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 4

    Major General Richard Secord answered questions about meetings he had with Oliver North after the Justice Department initiated its Iran-contra investigation in November 1986. He also…

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  • IranContra Investigation Day 9
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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 9

    Robert Owen was questioned further about his activities for Oliver North. He ended his testimony by reading a poem praising Oliver North and the Contras.

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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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  • IranContra Investigation Day 19
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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 19

    Fawn Hall testified further concerning the changing of documents. Representative Lee Hamilton then concluded the first phase of the Iran-Contra hearings by reviewing the revelations of the…

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  • Bork Nomination Day 9 Part 2
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    Bork Nomination Day 9, Part 2

    Dr. Thomas Sowell testified in support of the nomination, citing Judge Bork’s commitment to judicial restraint.

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  • Bork Nomination Day 5
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    Bork Nomination Day 5

    Judge Bork completed his testimony with this unusual Saturday session, attended by only a portion of the committee. The session was highlighted by inquiry from senators considered to be…

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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…

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  • 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,…

    709 views
  • 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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  • IranContra Investigation Day 14
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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 14

    Assistant Secretary Elliott Abrams answered questions concerning his role in the Costa Rica airstrip and his role in soliciting aid for the Contras from the Sultan of Brunei, who donated 10…

    684 views
  • 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…

    632 views
  • IranContra Investigation Day 18 Part 1
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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 18 Part 1

    Bretton Sciaroni testified concerning an investigation he conducted for the Intelligence Oversight Board which concluded that the National Security Council had not raised funds for or given…

    602 views
  • IranContra Investigation Day 16
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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 16

    David Lewis testified concerning comments that Albert Hakim’s lawyer made to Lewis about the North death benefit account, called the “bellybutton” account. Albert Hakim testified further…

    560 views
  • Bork Vote
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    Bork Vote

    The Senate debated the nomination of Judge Robert Bork to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. The Senate voted against confirming the nomination of Judge Bork, 42-58.

    518 views
  • 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…

    512 views
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