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  • Electoral College Reform
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    Electoral College Reform

    The subcommittee heard testimony about the electoral college and its relationship with presidential elections. Both committee members and witnesses offered ideas for changes in the electoral…

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  • Nomination of Circuit Court of Appeals Judge
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    Nomination of Circuit Court of Appeals Judge

    The committee heard testimony on the nomination of Francis Keating for U.S. Circuit Judge in the 10th District. The committee questioned Mr. Keating, who is currently employed by the Department of…

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  • Oversight of the Justice Department
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    Oversight of the Justice Department

    The committee heard testimony from the U.S. Attorney General on oversight of the Justice Department. Committee members questioned Mr. Barr on a number of issues, including the Justice…

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  • Insurance Policy Transfers
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    Insurance Policy Transfers

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the practice by insurance companies to transfer high risk insurance coverage to failing insurance companies without the policy holders' knowledge.…

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  • Drug Control Strategy
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    Drug Control Strategy

    The committee heard testimony on possible strategies to fight the drug problem in the U.S.

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  • Chief Justice Confirmation Hearing
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    Chief Justice Confirmation Hearing

    Excerpts from the chief justice confirmation hearing of Supreme Court Judge William Rehnquist featured questioning of Judge Rehnquist by Senate Judiciary Committee members Strom Thurmond…

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  • Attorney General Confirmation Vote
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    Attorney General Confirmation Vote

    Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee delivered final comments and voted on the confirmation of Acting Attorney General William Barr to become U.S. Attorney General. Mr. Barr had been…

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  • Child Protection Act of 1991
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    Child Protection Act of 1991

    Members of the committee heard testimony on a bill that would allow child care centers to check the criminal record of prospective employees by contacting a national computer network. The…

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  • Barr Confirmation Hearing Day 2
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    Barr Confirmation Hearing: Day 2

    The committee continued to hear testimony from Assistant Attorney General William Barr in his confirmation hearing to become Attorney General in the Department of Justice. Mr. Barr would replace…

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  • Barr Confirmation Hearing Day 1
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    Barr Confirmation Hearing: Day 1

    The committee considered the nomination of William Barr, President George H.W. Bush’s nomination to be U.S. Attorney General. Mr. Barr has been acting attorney general for the past several months,…

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  • Thomas Second Hearing Day 2 Part 4
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    Thomas Second Hearing Day 2, Part 4

    Senator Joe Biden addressed the witnesses and explained why the Committee would be adjourning until noon on October 13th.

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  • Thomas Confirmation Vote
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    Thomas Confirmation Vote

    Committee members delivered brief remarks in support or in opposition to the nomination of U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Clarence Thomas shortly before the committee’s vote on the nomination. The…

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  • Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 8 Part 1
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    Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 8, Part 1

    Mr. Alvarez and Mr. Brown testified in support of the Supreme Court appointment of Judge Thomas. Messrs. Lemone, Brown and Hooks opposed Judge Thomas.

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  • Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 7 Part 1
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    Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 7, Part 1

    Committee members questioned a panel of women’s rights activists opposed to the nomination of Judge Thomas to the Supreme Court. The witnesses expressed concern over the Supreme Court nominee’s…

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  • Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 5 Part 2
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    Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 5, Part 2

    The committee completed questioning Judge Thomas. The senators asked him questions on a variety of issues including natural law, and the right to privacy.

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  • Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 7 Part 9
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    Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 7, Part 9

    The witnesses testified in opposition to the confirmation of Judge Thomas.

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  • Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 7 Part 8
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    Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 7, Part 8

    The witnesses opposed the confirmation of Judge Thomas on grounds that his speeches, judicial decisions, and decisions while chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission…

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  • Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 7 Part 7
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    Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 7, Part 7

    The witnesses testified in favor of the confirmation of Judge Thomas. All described the nominee as a compassionate advocate of African American causes.

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  • Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 7 Part 6
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    Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 7, Part 6

    Representatives of civil rights organizations opposed the confirmation of Judge Thomas. Mr. Buchanan felt that Judge Thomas was hostile to Supreme Court precedents and to the U.S. Congress. Other…

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  • Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 7 Part 5
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    Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 7, Part 5

    The panel testified in favor of the confirmation of Judge Thomas, citing his academic and professional credentials, his compassion for African-American causes. Two of the witnesses had…

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