February 24, 2000 |
The Harvard law professor whose views carry weight with the federal judge hearing the Microsoft antitrust trial said Wednesday that he harbors deep reservations about proposals to break up the software giant. Lawrence Lessig, who has twice been asked by U.S.
May 7, 2000 |
President Clinton blasted Texas' two Republican senators for opposing his choice of a Latino lawyer from El Paso to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals. Sens. Phil Gramm and Kay Bailey Hutchison said they would oppose the nomination of Enrique Moreno to serve on the court in New Orleans after an advisory group of 30 lawyers from across the state said the graduate of Harvard University's law school lacked the necessary experience. Clinton said the American Bar Assn. gave Moreno its highest
March 12, 1998 |
A judge overseeing the investigation of whether President Clinton testified falsely or encouraged others to lie about his dealings with former White House intern Monica S. Lewinsky will consider today whether prosecutors have improperly leaked confidential information. Chief U.S. District Judge Norma Holloway Johnson has summoned lawyers representing the president and independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr for a hearing on the subject, according to people familiar with the investigation.
June 20, 1997 |
With the Supreme Court facing a backlog of major undecided cases, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist has resorted to his annual threat to leave town before his fellow justices complete their work. A speedy worker who hates to waste time, Rehnquist usually finishes his opinions within a few weeks. Several of his more plodding colleagues are apparently still writing concurring opinions and dissents on cases that were heard months ago. One case from October remains undecided.
May 10, 1996 |
Handing presidential hopeful Bob Dole a political victory, President Clinton on Thursday abandoned his drive to put a Florida Democratic fund-raiser on the appellate court bench. Attorney Charles "Bud" Stack, who raised $10 million for Clinton and other Democrats in 1992, asked the White House to withdraw his nomination for a seat on the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals after it became the center of Dole's quest to portray Clinton's judicial nominees as political cronies and liberals.
May 18, 1995 |
Five Supreme Court justices boosted their income last year by moonlighting as teachers, and most enjoyed reimbursed travel. But only Justice Clarence Thomas got $100 worth of cigars from Rush Limbaugh. The court includes four--or maybe five--millionaires, according to financial disclosure forms released Wednesday. The millionaires are Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, Sandra Day O'Connor and John Paul Stevens. Justice David H.
August 13, 1994 |
Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer pledged Friday to work to enhance the public's trust in the nation's justice system "for it is the very foundation of the rule of law." Breyer, guest of honor at a White House ceremony, repeated the constitutional oath he took at Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist's vacation cottage Aug. 3--the day Breyer officially became a justice.
April 13, 1994 |
Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell withdrew as a candidate for the Supreme Court on Tuesday in a stunning announcement that focused White House attention on racial minority candidates to replace retiring Justice Harry A. Blackmun. Mitchell (D-Me.) said he had come to believe that nomination would distract him from efforts to champion President Clinton's health care plan and other initiatives in Congress before his scheduled retirement from office next year.
April 7, 1994
Background on retiring Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun: * AGE: 85 * EDUCATION: A.B. Harvard College; LL.B, Harvard Law School. * EXPERIENCE: Law clerk to federal appeals court judge, 1932-33; private law practice, Minneapolis, 1934-50; resident counsel, Mayo Clinic, 1950-59; federal appeals court judge, 1959-70; associate justice of the Supreme Court, 1970 to present. His Key Decisions * ABORTION: In 1973, Blackmun authored the Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.