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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1986
As I listened to Rehnquist testify, I thought I could hear the distant voice of Ronald Reagan say, "But he's not a liar at heart." CLAUDE TRAVERSE Encino
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August 15, 1986 | DAVID G. SAVAGE and RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writers
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of William H. Rehnquist to be chief justice of the United States on a 13-5 vote Thursday, despite charges by some Democrats that a "cloud" hangs over the nominee. Democratic critics said that committee hearings showed Rehnquist to be less than honest about his past and insensitive to the rights of minorities and women.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1986
I have always had great respect for Justice Mosk, but I must comment on the one statement he makes, which seems to provide the basis for his position on the confirmation of Rehnquist. Mosk writes: "The concepts that he advances, though often not to my taste, deserve to be ventilated and discussed." Why must a man of Mosk's stature and experience have to be reminded that Supreme Court justices do not simply advance concepts, that they are the final arbiters who hand down decisions that become the law of the land until such time in the future when they may possibly be overturned?
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