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  • 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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  • Souter Confirmation Hearings
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    Souter Confirmation Hearings

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

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

    Panelists testified in favor of the Souter confirmation.

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  • Souter Confirmation Day 4 Part 6
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    Souter Confirmation Day 4, Part 6

    Ruiz, Dunfey and Martin testified in support of Judge Souter’s confirmation. Hall and Coleman spoke neither for nor against the confirmation but expressed concern about the rights of women…

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  • Souter Confirmation Day 4 Part 5
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    Souter Confirmation Day 4, Part 5

    Women’s rights activists testified in opposition to the Souter confirmation.

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  • Souter Confirmation Day 4 Part 4
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    Souter Confirmation Day 4, Part 4

    Former colleagues of Judge Souter spoke in favor of his confirmation.

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  • Souter Confirmation Day 4 Part 3
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    Souter Confirmation Day 4, Part 3

    Leaders of civil rights groups opposed Judge Souter’s confirmation.

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  • Souter Confirmation Day 4 Part 2
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    Souter Confirmation Day 4, Part 2

    Panelists supported Judge Souter’s confirmation, stating that the burden of proof against the confirmation should rest with detractors.

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  • Souter Confirmation Day 4 Part 1
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    Souter Confirmation Day 4, Part 1

    Witnesses supporting “pro-choice” for abortion gave testimony opposing Judge Souter’s confirmation, fearing that he would not fully endorse a constitutional right to privacy relating to…

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  • Souter Confirmation Day 3 Part 1
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    Souter Confirmation Day 3, Part 1

    Committee members continued questioning Judge Souter in thirty-minute rounds.

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  • Souter Confirmation Day 5 Part 4
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    Souter Confirmation Day 5, Part 4

    The chairman of the Conservative Caucus testified against the Souter confirmation, stating that Judge Souter held the Constitution to be a higher authority than God. The committee will vote…

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  • Souter Confirmation Day 5 Part 3
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    Souter Confirmation Day 5, Part 3

    Representatives of national law enforcement organizations spoke in favor of the Souter confirmation.

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  • Souter Confirmation Day 5 Part 2
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    Souter Confirmation Day 5, Part 2

    Various representatives of legal or gay organizations testified against the Souter confirmation.

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  • Souter Confirmation Day 3 Part 6
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    Souter Confirmation Day 3, Part 6

    Members of the Federal Judiciary Committee of the American Bar Association urged that the nomination for Souter be confirmed by the Senate.

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  • Souter Confirmation Day 3 Part 5
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    Souter Confirmation Day 3, Part 5

    In Judge Souter’s final appearance before the committee, Senators Biden and Specter question him for almost forty minutes each. Other committee members question Judge Souter briefly.

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  • Souter Confirmation Day 3 Part 4
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    Souter Confirmation Day 3, Part 4

    Committee members continue questioning Judge Souter in thirty-minute rounds.

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  • Souter Confirmation Day 3 Part 3
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    Souter Confirmation Day 3, Part 3

    Committee members continued questioning Judge Souter in thirty-minute rounds.

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  • Souter Confirmation Day 3 Part 2
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    Souter Confirmation Day 3, Part 2

    Committee members continued questioning Judge Souter in thirty-minute rounds.

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  • Souter Confirmation Day 2 Part 1
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    Souter Confirmation Day 2, Part 1

    The committee continued hearings on the confirmation of Judge Souter as associate justice of the Supreme Court, questioning the nominee in thirty-minute rounds.

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  • Souter Confirmation Day 1 Part 2
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    Souter Confirmation Day 1, Part 2

    Judge Souter made his opening statement. Judiciary Committee members began their questioning of the nominee in thirty-minute rounds. There is a four-minute break midway through the hearing.…

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