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    Judge Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing Closed Session

    Michael O’Neill reported by phone on the closed session portion of Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation hearing.

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    Michael O'Neill on Judicial Confirmation Hearings

    Michael O’Neill talked about how the committee staff prepares senators for judicial confirmation hearings. Mr. O’Neill was the staff director and chief counsel of the Senate Judiciary…

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    Business Attitudes toward the Judiciary

    Business leaders talked about Bush administration judicial nominations, the impact of judicial decisions on the business environment, and both nominated and confirmed candidates. They also…

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    Federal Judiciary Issues

    Participants talked about judicial independence and provided an overview of the doctrine of separation of powers. Among the topics they addressed were the role of federal judges,…

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    Congress and the Federal Courts

    Justice Breyer and others talked about the relationship between Congress and the federal judiciary. Among the topics they addressed were the judicial confirmation process, communications…

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    Role and Responsibilities of Legislative 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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    Internet Crime

    Participants talked about law enforcement efforts to detect and prevent crimes perpetrated using on-line technology. Following their remarks they answered questions from the audience.

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    Supreme Court Law Clerk

    Mr. O’Neill, who just finished a year as a clerk for Justice Thomas, talked about his experiences. He talked about some of the court cases, the role of clerks. He also talked about how his…

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