March 25, 1988 |
The Senate on Thursday confirmed Stephen S. Trott, a top Justice Department official, as a judge on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, ending a four-month hold on the nomination by two senators. The nomination, approved without debate and by voice vote, had been held up by Sens. Howard M. Metzenbaum (D-Ohio) and Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) since it was reported from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Dec. 3. The senators delayed action on Trott's nomination in retaliation for Atty. Gen.
July 30, 1987 |
Sen. Rudy Boschwitz (R-Minn.), head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, apologized Wednesday to Sen. Howard M. Metzenbaum (D-Ohio) for a campaign strategy report urging that Metzenbaum be depicted as a communist sympathizer. Boschwitz said on the Senate floor he agreed with Metzenbaum that the committee report "has no place in politics and indeed demeans the political process."
December 16, 1989 |
Millions of dollars in charity donations go to sophisticated hucksters who prey on the generous to line their own pockets rather than helping the needy, a Senate panel was told Friday. "In some cases, these vultures simply create their own charity for the sole purpose of putting out a heart-tugging mailing and cashing in on the forthcoming checks," Sen. Howard M. Metzenbaum (D-Ohio) told the Senate Judiciary Committee.
September 11, 1991 |
Here are excerpts from opening statements by Senate Judiciary Committee members on the first day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas: * JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR. (D-Del.), COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: Judge Thomas, you come before this committee in this time of change with a philosophy different from that which we have seen in any Supreme Court nominee in the 19 years since I have been in the Senate.
May 27, 1988 |
In an extraordinarily harsh exchange, Assistant Atty. Gen. William Bradford Reynolds was accused Thursday of lying to the Senate Judiciary Committee during 1987 testimony about his role in a Louisiana voting discrimination case. Sen. Howard M. Metzenbaum (D-Ohio), shouting at Reynolds during a hearing by the same panel Thursday, said: "I wasn't being casual when I asked the chairman to swear you in."
October 19, 1987 |
Sen. Gordon J. Humphrey (R-N.H.) called Sunday for an investigation by the Senate Judiciary Committee to determine whether a black law professor was intimidated from testifying last month in favor of Judge Robert H. Bork's nomination to the Supreme Court. The professor, John T. Baker of Indiana University Law School, decided not to testify as scheduled Sept. 28 after a phone call from Linda Greene, a lawyer appointed to the Judiciary Committee staff last year by Sen. Howard M.