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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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    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 Confirmation Hearing Day 1

    Justice 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

    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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    Ginsburg Confirmation Hearing Day 3 Part 1

    Committee members questioned Supreme Court nominee Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg during the third day of her confirmation hearings. In thirty minute rounds of questioning, senators questioned…

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    Ginsburg Confirmation Hearing Day 1 Part 3

    Committee members continued to question Judge Ginsburg during the first day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearings. She responded to questions on her views of legal issues including the…

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    Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 1, Part 2

    Senators Nunn and Fowler of Georgia, Warner and Robb of Virginia, and Bond and Danforth of Missouri presented Judge Thomas to the Judiciary Committee. Judge Thomas made an opening statement…

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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…

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    CIA Director Confirmation Day 1, Part 2

    The committee continued to question Deputy National Security Adviser Robert Gates during his confirmation hearing for the position of Director of Central Intelligence. Mr. Gates, former…

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    CIA Director Confirmation Day 1, Part 1

    The committee heard testimony in the first day of confirmation hearings for Deputy National Security Adviser Robert Gates, nominated to become Director of Central Intelligence. Mr. Gates…

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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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    Ginsburg Confirmation Hearings

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

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    Thomas Confirmation Hearings, First Round

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

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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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    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 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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    Chief Justice Confirmation Hearing 2

    Prior to confirmation hearings for Judge John Roberts, a compilation of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for Justice William Rehnquist’s nomination as Chief Justice was shown.…

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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 6

    The committee heard testimony from former government employees supporting U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Clarence Thomas in his reopened Supreme Court confirmation hearings. The former employees of the…

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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…

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