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On This Date in Legal History

On July 15, 2009, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearings on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court continued at the Hart Senate Office Building. You can find the transcript of testimony taken on that day starting … Continue reading

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In The News This Week

President Trump nominated Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the United States Supreme Court. This past week Judge Gorsuch testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senators questioned him about his qualifications, his views on Supreme … Continue reading

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Attorney General Confirmation Hearings

The Senate Judiciary Committee is meeting to consider Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination to serve as our next Attorney General of the United States. Tune into C-Span now. These hearings will provide an outstanding opportunity to learn about our laws, legal … Continue reading

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Justice David H. Souter

In 1990, President George H.W. Bush nominated David H. Souter to the United States Supreme Court. On September 13, 1990, the Senate Judiciary Committee began its hearings on the nomination. You can read the transcript at atgoo.gl/294R9Z. On September 27, 1990, … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 29, 1986, the Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings on President Reagan’s nomination of William Hubbs Rehnquist for Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. You can read the transcript from the hearings at https://goo.gl/GMPXUs. The Senators discuss … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 15, 2009, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearings on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor (to the Supreme Court) continued at the Hart Senate Office Building. You can find the transcript of testimony taken on that day, starting … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 13, 2009, the Senate Judiciary Committee began its confirmation hearings on President Obama’s nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, for Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. You can read the minutes from the entire proceedings at  http://1.usa.gov/1Sj63rQ. On August … Continue reading

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Former Associate Justice Felix Frankfurter

On this day in 1882, Former Associate Justice Felix Frankfurter was born in Austria. In 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt nominated him to the United States Supreme Court. Unlike nowadays, it wasn’t customary for nominees to appear before the Senate … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 2, 1991, President Bush nominated Clarence Thomas to the United States Supreme Court.  On this date in 1991, news organizations reported that a law professor, Anita Hill, claimed that Judge Thomas had formerly sexually harassed her at work. … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 29, 1986, the Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings on President Reagan’s nomination of William Hubbs Rehnquist to be Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. On June 17, 1986, Chief Justice Warren Burger formally retired from the … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 13, 2009, the Senate Judiciary Committee began its confirmation hearings on President Obama’s nominee Sonia Sotomayor for Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. You can read the minutes from the entire proceedings @ http://1.usa.gov/1Sj63rQ. On August … Continue reading

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