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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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  • 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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  • 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…

    21,752 views
  • Bork Nomination Day 11 Part 2
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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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  • Thomas Second Hearing Day 1 Part 4
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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…

    2,433 views
  • 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…

    434 views
  • Scalia Nomination Hearing Day 1 Part 2
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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…

    6,504 views
  • Chief Justice Confirmation Hearing
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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
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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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  • 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 minutes each to…

    1,553 views
  • Breyer Confirmation Hearings
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    Breyer Confirmation Hearings

    Prior to confirmation hearings for Judge John Roberts, a compilation of Senate Judiciary hearings on the nomination of Justice Steven Breyer was shown. Justice Breyer’s three days of testimony…

    347 views
  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

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  • Senate Bicentennial Session
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    Senate Bicentennial Session

    Senators commemorated the 200th Anniversary of the Constitution, and by extension the Senate. Members convened in the Old Senate Chamber before moving to the current Chamber. The…

    252 views
  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    S.J.Res. 2, S.Res. 11, and S.Res. 12 were introduced. S.Res. 11, to commend the Secretary General of the United Nations was passed, as well as S.Res. 12, calling upon President Gorbachev to…

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  • Thomas Confirmation Hearings Second Round
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    Thomas Confirmation Hearings, Second Round

    Prior to confirmation hearings for Judge John Roberts, a compilation of the second set of Senate Judiciary hearings on the nomination of Justice Clarence Thomas was shown. Justice Thomas' testimony…

    2,085 views
  • 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…

    362 views
  • 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,…

    2,521 views
  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    By 52 yeas to 48 nays, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Clarence Thomas of Georgia as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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  • Thomas Second Hearing Day 3 Part 5
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    Thomas Second Hearing Day 3, Part 5

    The committee heard testimony from John Doggett in support of U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Clarence Thomas in Judge Clarence Thomas' reopened Supreme Court confirmation hearings. The…

    2,973 views
  • Thomas Second Hearing Day 3 Part 3
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    Thomas Second Hearing Day 3, Part 3

    The committee heard testimony in support of U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Clarence Thomas from the second panel of witnesses on the third day of his reopened Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Witnesses on the second panel…

    677 views
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