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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.
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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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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.
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...
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 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.
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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
December 2, 2000
There were numerous references at Friday's Supreme Court hearing to "3 U.S.C., 5" or "3 U.S.C." or simply "Section 5." The lawyers and justices were referring to Title 3 of the U.S. Code, Section 5, which states that any election dispute must be resolved in accordance with laws enacted prior to election day. The law: * TITLE 3 THE PRESIDENT * CHAPTER 1--PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS AND VACANCIES * Section 5.
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.
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
February 15, 2001 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two months ago, Theodore B. Olson cemented his reputation as a superstar lawyer for the Republicans when he won an emergency appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court in Bush vs. Gore, the case that effectively put George W. Bush in the White House. Now Olson will get the chance to go before the high court full time, as President Bush on Wednesday nominated him and Atlanta lawyer Lawrence Thompson--a former federal prosecutor with equally solid Republican credentials--to top posts at the U.S.
NEWS
December 2, 2000
Among the dignitaries attending Friday's hearing: * Caroline Kennedy, daughter of JFK * Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) * Former Senate Majority Leader Howard H. Baker Jr. of Tennessee * Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) * Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher, leader of Gore's legal team. * Former Secretary of Commerce Bill Daley, Gore campaign chairman who would be expected to be prominent in a Gore administration.
NEWS
December 2, 2000
To hear Friday's U.S. Supreme Court hearing, join a discussion about the case and get the latest news on the recount in Florida, go to: http://www.latimes.com/deci sion2000. Here are some other Internet resources about the disputed election and the legal issues at stake: * U.S. Supreme Court: http://www.supremecourtus.gov/ * U.S. Constitution: http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/sen ate/constitution/toc.html * Florida Constitution and election statutes: http://www.leg.state.fl.
NEWS
December 2, 2000
There were numerous references at Friday's Supreme Court hearing to "3 U.S.C., 5" or "3 U.S.C." or simply "Section 5." The lawyers and justices were referring to Title 3 of the U.S. Code, Section 5, which states that any election dispute must be resolved in accordance with laws enacted prior to election day. The law: * TITLE 3 THE PRESIDENT * CHAPTER 1--PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS AND VACANCIES * Section 5.
NEWS
December 2, 2000
Among the dignitaries attending Friday's hearing: * Caroline Kennedy, daughter of JFK * Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) * Former Senate Majority Leader Howard H. Baker Jr. of Tennessee * Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) * Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher, leader of Gore's legal team. * Former Secretary of Commerce Bill Daley, Gore campaign chairman who would be expected to be prominent in a Gore administration.
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