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May 4, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
President Bush intends to nominate Circuit Court Judge Roger Gregory to a permanent seat when he makes his first judicial nominations next week, officials said, resurrecting a nomination that GOP senators once strangled. The administration and congressional officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the Virginia lawyer is among several whose names are being circulated to key senators. If nominated and confirmed, he would become the first permanent black judge on the U.S.
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May 4, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
President Bush intends to nominate Circuit Court Judge Roger Gregory to a permanent seat when he makes his first judicial nominations next week, officials said, resurrecting a nomination that GOP senators once strangled. The administration and congressional officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the Virginia lawyer is among several whose names are being circulated to key senators. If nominated and confirmed, he would become the first permanent black judge on the U.S.
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March 20, 2001 | From Associated Press
President Bush has officially dumped the last of his predecessor's leftover nominations, raising questions about the future of the first black appellate judge in the circuit with the most minorities in the nation. But the president left the door open that Roger Gregory--the first black judge on the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., when appointed temporarily by then-President Clinton--could get to keep his job.
NEWS
May 8, 1985
Mexican soldiers captured 41 people, including four Americans, who were trying to smuggle $700,000 worth of contraband goods into the country. Released were 29 poor farmers who had been unwittingly hired to unload the electrical appliances, cloth, clothes, cassettes, wine, perfume, tires and automobile hubcaps.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1986 | Nancy Wride \f7
A 34-year-old man was found shot to death early Monday outside a Garden Grove bar, police said. The victim, identified as Roger Gregory Smith of Garden Grove, had been shot through the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Police Lt. David Abrecht said. Police arrested David Cottrell, 31, who shared a house with Smith, in connection with the killing, Lt. Chuck Gibbs said. Cottrell was booked on suspicion of murder at Orange County jail and is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail.
NEWS
July 20, 2000 | From Associated Press
The Republican-controlled Senate's record of holding up President Clinton's minority and female judicial appointments demonstrates racist and sexist tendencies in that body, the Congressional Black Caucus charged Wednesday. As of November, the Senate had confirmed 42% of Clinton's white nominees but less than 18% of his black nominees, the caucus said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2001
John Ashcroft indicated he has no problem with the appointment of Judge Roger L. Gregory to a permanent seat on the federal appeals court, according to one of a number of black lawmakers who met with the attorney general Wednesday. Now let's see Ashcroft demonstrate he means it. Gregory is among several worthy African Americans whose nominations to the federal bench were stonewalled or savaged in the Senate during the Clinton administration.
NEWS
December 28, 2000 | From the Washington Post
President Clinton, complaining that Republicans have stymied his attempts to diversify the federal bench, bypassed the Senate on Wednesday to appoint the first black judge to the all-white U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va. The temporary appointment of Richmond lawyer Roger Gregory lasts a year, but Clinton said he will also formally nominate Gregory to the seat a second time in January, when the new Congress convenes.
NEWS
January 4, 2001 | From Reuters
As Democrats briefly took control of the Senate Wednesday, President Clinton resubmitted eight nominees for appellate court judgeships that previously were not acted on by Republican Senate leaders. The confrontational move in the waning days of his administration reflects Clinton's frustration with Senate Republicans who kept many of his judicial nominees, including several women and minorities, waiting months or years without voting on their confirmation.
OPINION
July 24, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
In ruling that a New York Times reporter must testify at the trial of a former CIA employee accused of leaking classified information, a federal appeals court has adopted a scorched-earth approach to claims that reporters have a right to protect their sources. If the Obama administration persists in its attempt to force James Risen to violate a pledge of confidentiality, the Supreme Court should intervene to protect him. Last week, the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia ruled 2 to 1 that Risen must respond to a subpoena seeking his testimony in the trial of Jeffrey Sterling.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2001
Senate Republicans will no doubt see President Clinton's eleventh-hour appointment of Roger L. Gregory to a seat on the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals as a poke in the eye. They should instead see Gregory's recess appointment as an opportunity to make some amends. Clinton first nominated Gregory, a respected black lawyer from Virginia, to the 4th Circuit seat last June, after trying for seven years to seat a black jurist on that court.
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