America and the Courts

America and the Courts focused on events during the week surrounding the choice of a Supreme Court nominee and the confirmation process in the Senate. On… read more

America and the Courts focused on events during the week surrounding the choice of a Supreme Court nominee and the confirmation process in the Senate. On Friday, July 1, 2005 Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor had announced her plan to retire before the start of the next term.

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On Thursday, July 14, 2005 Chief Justice William Rehnquist announced that he had no plans to retire as long as his health permitted.

Television advertisements from special interest groups about the judicial nomination process were shown. One ad was sponsored by MoveOn PAC, the other by Progress for America.

On Tuesday, July 12, 2005 statements by Senators Frist, Reid, Specter and Hatch after consulting with the president on the nomination of a replacement for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the Supreme Court.

On Tuesday, July 12, 2005 President Bush answered questions by reporters about potential Supreme Court nominations while meeting with the prime minister of Singapore.

On Wednesday, July 13, 2005 Senators Frist and Reid debated on the Senate floor about the confirmation process and the Senate’s role to advise and consent.

On Thursday, July 14, 2005 Senator Schumer spoke on the role of judicial philosophy in the confirmation process.

On Monday, July 11, 2005 law professor Stephen Wermiel and history professor Herman Belz discussed the history of the confirmation process on Washington Journal. close

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America and the Courts

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Program ID:
187694-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Video Magazine
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 16, 2005 | 7:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Jul 16, 2005 | 7:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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