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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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    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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    Vice Presidential Candidates Debate

    Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) and Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) met at Washington University in St. Louis for the 2008 vice presidential candidates debate. Gwen Ifill moderated the debate, which…

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    Brady Bill Signing Ceremony

    President Clinton, joined by Jim and Sarah Brady and a number of congressional leaders, signed the long-debated Brady Bill. The Brady Bill creates a five-day waiting period for a background check on…

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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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    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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    Democratic Convention Evening Session

    In the second day of the Democratic Convention, Rev. Jackson criticized Republicans and Colin Powell. Former Governor Cuomo scolded President Clinton for signing welfare reform legislation. House Minority Leader…

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    Thomas Second Hearing Day 1, Part 4

    The committee heard testimony from Supreme Court nominee and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Clarence Thomas during the first day of his reopened confirmation hearings. Judge Thomas, in his second appearance of the day before the…

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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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    Thomas Second Hearing Day 1, Part 1

    The committee heard a statement from Supreme Court nominee and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Clarence Thomas to begin his reopened confirmation hearings. Anita Hill, a former employee under Judge Thomas in the…

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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

    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

    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…

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    Breyer Confirmation Hearing Day 1 Part 1

    This was the first day of confirmation hearings on Judge Stephen Breyer, President Clinton’s second nominee to the Surpeme Court. In this first session, two senators made opening…

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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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    Scalia Nomination Hearing Day 1 Part 2

    Prior to confirmation hearings for Judge John Roberts and Judge Samuel Alito, a compilation of Senate Judiciary hearings on the nomination of Justice Antonin Scalia was shown. Justice…

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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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    Kennedy Nomination Day 1, Part 2

    The Senate Judiciary committee continued hearings on the nomination of Anthony M. Kennedy to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court. Judge Kennedy made his opening statement followed…

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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…

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