July 10, 1987 |
William Wilkins Jr., a federal circuit court judge in Greenville, S.C., who had been considered a leading candidate to become head of the FBI, today withdrew his name from consideration for the post. In announcing Wilkins' action, presidential spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said, "He was not offered the position but he was interviewed and was a candidate that we were considering." A source said Wilkins took his name out of consideration because he wanted to remain on the bench.
November 22, 1989 |
Clement F. Haynsworth Jr., whose nomination by President Richard M. Nixon to the Supreme Court was rejected by the Senate because of his business practices and views on minorities, died of a heart attack today at his home. He was 77. President Dwight D. Eisenhower named Haynsworth in 1957 to the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va. He spent 17 years as chief justice on the court before retiring in 1981.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2002 |
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to speak to an attorney, and to have an attorney present during any questioning. If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be provided for you at government expense. --Miranda rights * John P. Frank, the constitutional scholar, professor and lawyer whose defense of Ernesto Miranda before the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1988
Early in 1988, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and leaders of the American Bar Assn. will meet to review the role played by the ABA in rating nominations for the federal judiciary. The meeting will be useful if it serves to clarify and improve the role played by the Bar. A 15-member committee of the Bar association has for about 40 years reviewed and rated nominees.
August 1, 1992 |
Former federal appeals court Judge G. Harrold Carswell, who was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Richard M. Nixon then rejected by the Senate in a bitter political battle, died Friday. Carswell, who was 72, died of lung cancer, said his son Scott Carswell of Tallahassee. The former U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals judge died at Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center, his son said. The elder Carswell had retired in the mid-1970s and lived in nearby Monticello.
July 13, 2005 |
Only 12 days have passed since Justice Sandra Day O'Connor announced that she was stepping down from the Supreme Court, but already a great deal of misinformation about the judicial selection and confirmation process has been spread. Let's try to separate the myths from the reality. Myth: Selecting federal judges, including Supreme Court justices, is the prerogative of the president, and the Senate owes deference to his choice.