CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1995 |
Law professor Anita Hill, who gained national attention during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, said Friday that she has not resigned from the University of Oklahoma, despite reports to the contrary. "I have not resigned from the University of Oklahoma, and I don't have any further comment," the Laguna Beach resident said before driving away from her tidy two-story cottage Friday morning. Hill, who has been on unpaid leave since Aug.
October 14, 1991 |
Here are excerpts from Sunday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing into the nomination of Judge Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court and Anita Faye Hill's allegations of sexual harassment . (J.C. Alvarez, former special assistant to Thomas) I was just before this committee a couple of weeks ago speaking in support of Clarence Thomas' nomination to the Supreme Court. I was then and I still am in favor of Clarence Thomas being on the Supreme Court.
October 9, 1996 |
It's stuck right there on my bulletin board, the little pink lapel pin. No bigger than a silver dollar, its terse declaration is a reminder of a confusing, upsetting time in America. Most days, I look right past it. In five years, quite simply, the pin has become part of the backdrop of my life: I believe Anita Hill. Yes, five years have passed.
August 28, 2001 |
Judge Terry L. Wooten, a former Senate staffer who has been nominated to become a U.S. district judge, denied under oath Monday that he had leaked confidential FBI files nearly a decade ago for a book that would discredit Anita Faye Hill, the woman who accused Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment. "That allegation is absolutely, 100% untrue," Wooten told the Senate Judiciary Committee. "I don't even remember seeing those files.
October 25, 1992 |
Harriett Wieder, 72 years old, life-long political insider, Republican stalwart in her fourth term as Orange County's only woman supervisor (still) . . . has had a feminist awakening. She calls herself a prototype: Woman of a certain age, raised in a certain atmosphere (nice girls don't offend), finally sees that men (not all of them nice) like running the world and aren't about to share power without a fight. Thank you, once again, Anita Hill.
July 15, 2001
It is sad to see David Brock trying to buy his way into respectability by admitting his evil ways as a right-wing hatchet man ("Author Who Trashed Anita Hill Now Confesses to Lies," July 3). I hope it was his conscience and not the prospective income from another book that inspired him. Former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara went through the same cycle, but it took him more than 20 years to admit his mistakes during the Vietnam conflict. I'm still waiting for Henry Kissinger to finally come clean about his nefarious activities during that same period.
February 3, 1992 |
Anita Hill, the University of Oklahoma law professor who accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, said in an interview that she was publicly vilified after her appearance in televised Senate hearings last October. "My parents were exposed to ugliness in a way that was really unfair, and unfortunate, and hurtful to them. . . . I was publicly vilified, and, of course, that's ugly, and that's something that I would not wish on anybody else."
October 20, 1991 |
Back in the days of the Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III's Commission on Pornography, the regal visage of Ellen Levine, then editor of Woman's Day, would peer out, over a pile of smut, to question, in tones more bemused then alarmed, what it all meant. The commissioners never succeeded in defining the word "pornography," but they certainly studied a great deal of erotica.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1991 |
Any woman who has cause to accuse a man of sexual misconduct--and is wondering how to comport herself if she does so--will get cold comfort from two major public dramas that have played out on our television screens of late. There, unfolding in our living rooms, were two compelling stories in which women charged powerful men with sexual offenses.
August 12, 1992 |
In a single rhetorical blast, Vice President Dan Quayle on Tuesday renewed his battle with lawyers and derisively invoked the names of law professor Anita Faye Hill and Hillary Clinton, both of whom appeared at a legal convention last weekend in San Francisco.