61,548Sep 15, 1987
Bork Nomination Day 1, Part 1
The committee begins hearings on the nomination of Judge Robert Bork to be associate justice of the Supreme Court. Former President Ford, Senators Dole and Danforth, and Congressman Fish ...
1,563Sep 16, 1987
Bork Nomination Day 2
The Senate Judiciary committee questioned United States Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork. Judge Bork’s hearings lasted 30 hours over 5 days, taking place in September of 1987. Committee ...
1,552Sep 15, 1987
Bork Nomination Day 1, Part 2
Committee chairman Biden begins the questioning of Judge Bork.
Senator Byrd, arriving late for the hearing, is granted time for his
statement midway through the session. During further ...
1,160Sep 22, 1987
Bork Nomination Day 7, Part 3
Witnesses testified against the United States Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork. Several senators criticized Judge Bork’s views on freedom of speech and freedom of literary expression.
956Sep 15, 1987
Bork Nomination Hearings
Prior to the confirmation hearings for Judge John Roberts, a compilation of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of Judge Bork was shown. Judge Bork’s hearings lasted 30 ...
941Sep 17, 1987
Bork Nomination Day 3, Part 1
During this morning session, committee members continue inquiry for
approximately one-half hour each. In response to Bork’s testimony the
previous day, Senators question whether ...
605Sep 19, 1987
Bork Nomination Day 5
Judge Bork completed his testimony with this unusual Saturday session, attended by only a portion of the committee. The session was highlighted by inquiry from senators considered to be ...
557Sep 18, 1987
Bork Nomination Day 4, Part 1
The morning session continues with seven senators taking thirty minutes
each to question Judge Bork. Of note is Senator Kennedy’s concern
that Judge Bork would “turn back ...
540Sep 25, 1987
Bork Nomination Day 9, Part 2
Dr. Sowell testified in support of the nomination, citing Judge Bork’s commitment to judicial restraint.
512Dec 14, 1987
Kennedy Nomination Day 1, Part 2
The Senate Judiciary committee continued hearings on the nomination of Anthony M. Kennedy to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court. Judge Kennedy made his opening statement followed by ...
494Sep 17, 1987
Bork Nomination Day 3, Part 2
Due to technical difficulties, this program has occasional low audio.
In the afternoon session Senator Specter questions Judge Bork
extensively about First Amendment rights and his ...
437Sep 18, 1987
Bork Nomination Day 4, Part 2
The afternoon session of the fourth day of hearings featured questioning by Senate Majority Leader Byrd and Senator Metzenbaum. Senator Byrd engaged Bork in a discussion of whether members of ...
339Sep 23, 1987
Bork Nomination Day 8, Part 2
Three law professors testified against the nomination. Professor Franklin related personal experiences with segregation and suggested that Judge Bork, had he been on the Supreme Court at the ...
309Sep 21, 1987
Bork Nomination Day 6, Part 1
The committee opens the second week of hearings with four civil rights leaders testifying against the nomination of Judge Bork. Mr. Coleman expresses concern over Bork’s criticism of ...
294Sep 28, 1987
Bork Nomination Day 10, Part 1
Senator Eagleton and Professor Sunstein expressed opposition to the nomination. They criticized Judge Bork’s view of separation of powers as overly favoring the executive ...
289Oct 6, 1987
Bork Nomination Vote
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 9 to 5 to send the Judge Bork nomination to the Senate with a recommendation that it not consent to the appointment.
239Sep 30, 1987
Bork Nomination Day 12, Part 3
Rabbi Handler testified in support of the nomination. He concurred with Bork’s interpretation of the Constitution on individual liberties and morality. Mr. Innis also supported ...
230Sep 22, 1987
Bork Nomination Day 7, Part 2
Former HUD Secretary (1975-77) Hills testifies in support of the nomination. She recalls her association with Judge Bork at Yale law school and in the Justice Department, where she was an ...
228Sep 29, 1987
Bork Nomination Day 11, Part 1
The panel of law professors testified in opposition to the nomination. The witnesses expressed concern over Bork’s criticism of Griswold v. Connecticut, which declared a law ...
216Sep 29, 1987
Bork Nomination Day 11, Part 2
Former Attorney General Elliot Richardson testified in support of Robert Bork’s Supreme Court confirmation. In October 1973 Richardson resigned rather than carry out President ...
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