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May 11, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The Senate Judiciary Committee held up the nomination of Theodore B. Olson as U.S. solicitor general after new questions about what role, if any, he played in efforts to dig up scandals about former President Clinton. The panel had been expected to send the nomination to the Senate for confirmation but it put off action for a week to examine a report that said, despite statements to the contrary, Olson was a key figure in an anti-Clinton magazine campaign.
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March 23, 2013 | By Timothy M. Phelps, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Certain law partners no longer call Theodore B. Olson for lunch. Old friends no longer come to dinner at his sprawling house in the woods near the Potomac. One of his best friends died in December, somewhat estranged. All since Olson - the conservative legal hero, crusader against Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton, defender of George W. Bush - signed on to fight for same-sex marriage in California, a battle that he will take to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday when he challenges Proposition 8, the state measure that banned gay marriage.
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NEWS
December 2, 2000
Here are some of the lawyers' main arguments: * THEODORE B. OLSON Representing: Bush Pages filed: 86 Arguments: * The Florida Supreme Court "overturned and materially rewrote elections laws." * The action violated the Constitution and a federal law that bolsters the finality of states' choices of presidential electors as long as disputes were resolved according to laws enacted before the election. * LAURENCE H.
OPINION
April 21, 2011
The Human Rights Campaign has been a powerful force for the rights of gays and lesbians, but the organization has stumbled in objecting to the hiring of a former solicitor general to defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. The tradition of lawyers defending unpopular or controversial clients is an honorable one. DOMA, which defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman and permits states to refuse to honor same-sex marriages...
NEWS
May 19, 2001 | From the Washington Post
Republicans have agreed to a limited bipartisan inquiry into charges that Theodore B. Olson, President Bush's nominee to be solicitor general, was not truthful in testimony about his role in a controversial magazine investigation of Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) and Sen. Patrick J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2001 | ROBERT S. BENNETT, Robert S. Bennett is a Washington lawyer who represented President Clinton during the Paula Corbin Jones sexual harassment lawsuit and related matters
As the Senate considers the nomination of Theodore B. Olson to be U.S. solicitor general, I urge the senators to turn off the personal destruction machine that has become part of our partisan landscape. Unfortunately, the close election, the Supreme Court's decision in Bush vs. Gore and the evenly decided Senate enhance the possibility that the machine will continue to operate on all cylinders--to the detriment of the American people.
NATIONAL
June 25, 2004 | Richard B. Schmitt, Times Staff Writer
Theodore B. Olson, whose arguments before the Supreme Court in 2000 were a crucial factor in the election of George W. Bush as president, is resigning as solicitor general to return to private practice, the Justice Department announced Thursday. Olson was nominated for the solicitor general post in June 2001, six months after successfully representing candidate Bush in the Supreme Court case involving a recount of the vote in Florida.
NEWS
August 27, 1988 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, Times Staff Writer
Independent counsel Alexia Morrison announced Friday that she will not bring criminal charges against former U.S. Assistant Atty. Gen. Theodore B. Olson, who had been accused of misleading a congressional panel investigating the Superfund toxic waste cleanup program.
OPINION
April 21, 2011
The Human Rights Campaign has been a powerful force for the rights of gays and lesbians, but the organization has stumbled in objecting to the hiring of a former solicitor general to defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. The tradition of lawyers defending unpopular or controversial clients is an honorable one. DOMA, which defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman and permits states to refuse to honor same-sex marriages...
NEWS
May 18, 2001 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Senate Democrats threw into jeopardy Thursday one of President Bush's top picks for the Justice Department in a confirmation battle that has revived lingering resentment from the Clinton era. The Senate Judiciary Committee split, 9 to 9, along party lines on whether to recommend solicitor general nominee Theodore B. Olson as the government's top litigator before the Supreme Court. Under the new power-sharing arrangement in the evenly split Senate, Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2010 | By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times
The suicide of a Rutgers University freshman last month and a later attack in the Bronx on two teenagers suspected of being gay stemmed from discrimination and isolation that measures like Proposition 8 perpetuate, opponents of the measure told an appeals court. "Incidents such as these are all too familiar to our society," wrote Theodore B. Olson, one of the lawyers for two gay couples challenging the 2008 California anti-gay marriage initiative. "And it is too plain for argument that discrimination written into our constitutional charters inexorably leads to shame, humiliation, ostracism, fear, and hostility.
OPINION
July 25, 2009 | PATT MORRISON
When you've pleaded a case before the United States Supreme Court, your memento, your trophy, is a white quill. Some lawyers get one and treasure it forever. Ted Olson has enough to fletch an eagle, and he hopes to add one more -- legalizing same-sex marriage. During the Republican glory years in Washington, Olson was a GOP pillar: at the first meeting of the Federalist Society, on the board of directors of American Spectator magazine, stalwart of the Reagan administration.
NATIONAL
June 25, 2004 | Richard B. Schmitt, Times Staff Writer
Theodore B. Olson, whose arguments before the Supreme Court in 2000 were a crucial factor in the election of George W. Bush as president, is resigning as solicitor general to return to private practice, the Justice Department announced Thursday. Olson was nominated for the solicitor general post in June 2001, six months after successfully representing candidate Bush in the Supreme Court case involving a recount of the vote in Florida.
NEWS
May 25, 2001 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Still in charge for now, Senate Republicans rushed Thursday to push through conservative attorney Theodore B. Olson's confirmation as solicitor general by a narrow vote, in the face of attacks from Democrats on his hard-line politics and his candor. The 51-47 vote marks a hard-fought win for Olson in his ascension to a coveted job as the figurative "10th justice" on the U.S. Supreme Court, charged with arguing the federal government's cases before the high court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2001 | ROBERT S. BENNETT, Robert S. Bennett is a Washington lawyer who represented President Clinton during the Paula Corbin Jones sexual harassment lawsuit and related matters
As the Senate considers the nomination of Theodore B. Olson to be U.S. solicitor general, I urge the senators to turn off the personal destruction machine that has become part of our partisan landscape. Unfortunately, the close election, the Supreme Court's decision in Bush vs. Gore and the evenly decided Senate enhance the possibility that the machine will continue to operate on all cylinders--to the detriment of the American people.
NEWS
May 23, 2001 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
New documents released Tuesday offer fresh but conflicting evidence to suggest that Theodore B. Olson, the besieged nominee for U.S. solicitor general, may have played a greater role than he has admitted in digging up dirt on former President Clinton. The new material released by Senate investigators also reveals that Olson billed one of Clinton's chief accusers in the Whitewater controversy $140,000 to represent him before Congress--a figure far higher than was previously known.
NEWS
May 23, 2001 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
New documents released Tuesday offer fresh but conflicting evidence to suggest that Theodore B. Olson, the besieged nominee for U.S. solicitor general, may have played a greater role than he has admitted in digging up dirt on former President Clinton. The new material released by Senate investigators also reveals that Olson billed one of Clinton's chief accusers in the Whitewater controversy $140,000 to represent him before Congress--a figure far higher than was previously known.
NEWS
March 21, 1989 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
Former Justice Department official Theodore B. Olson was "not always forthcoming," but gave "literally true" testimony before Congress in the 1983 investigation of the Environmental Protection Agency, an independent counsel said Monday in explaining why she decided against prosecuting him last summer.
NEWS
May 19, 2001 | From the Washington Post
Republicans have agreed to a limited bipartisan inquiry into charges that Theodore B. Olson, President Bush's nominee to be solicitor general, was not truthful in testimony about his role in a controversial magazine investigation of Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) and Sen. Patrick J.
NEWS
May 18, 2001 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Senate Democrats threw into jeopardy Thursday one of President Bush's top picks for the Justice Department in a confirmation battle that has revived lingering resentment from the Clinton era. The Senate Judiciary Committee split, 9 to 9, along party lines on whether to recommend solicitor general nominee Theodore B. Olson as the government's top litigator before the Supreme Court. Under the new power-sharing arrangement in the evenly split Senate, Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.
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