October 15, 1991
/ CredibilityOn a question of credibility, 698 of 1,197 callers to SUNDIAL (58 percent) think Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas and his supporters were telling the truth at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, and 499 callers (41 percent) think Anita Hill and her supporters were truthful.Nearly 71 percent of callers say that both Hill and Thomas should have been permitted to rebut testimony by corroborating witnesses. The vote for rebuttal was registered by 851 of 1,199 callers, while 348 callers (28 percent)
October 14, 1991
WASHINGTON -- First, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Joe Biden, D-Del., had the national headache of presiding over the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Then at 2 a.m. Saturday, he had a root canal.Committee aides said that one of Biden's teeth began hurting while he was presiding over the first day of hearings Friday. The pain in the tooth got so bad that early Saturday morning Biden called a dentist. But a few hours after the root canal, he was back on the job -- though when out of public sight, a friend said, "he was wearing a big ice pack on his mouth."
October 10, 1991
Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow to answer allegations of sexual harassment brought by University of Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill, a former assistant to Thomas a decade ago.The Evening Sun wants to know if you think the Senate should have voted on the confirmation Tuesday or do you agree that the Senate acted properly in delaying the vote?Call SUNDIAL, the Baltimore Sun's telephone information system, on a Touch-Tone phone.
February 2, 2006
House of Delegates convenes at 10 a.m. Senate convenes at 10 a.m. Hearings of interest: The Senate Finance Committee receives a briefing at 8:45 a.m. on the Constellation Energy-FPL Group merger. The House Economic Matters committee receives the same briefing at 10:45 a.m. The Senate Judiciary Committee hears testimony on legislation (SB 136) that would add commercial photographic processors and forensic computer analysts to the list of people such as teachers and police officers who are required to report suspected child abuse to state officials.
November 7, 2007
WASHINGTON -- After sometimes bitter debate, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-8 yesterday to send Michael B. Mukasey's nomination for attorney general to the Senate, where confirmation is likely. With two Democrats, Sens. Dianne Feinstein of California and Charles E. Schumer of New York , joining all nine Republicans on the panel in support of the nomination, the retired federal judge moved a step closer to heading the Justice Department - despite deep concern about his refusal to declare a coercive interrogation method known as waterboarding to be illegal torture.
December 13, 1992
Ronald H. BrownSecretary of CommerceBorn: 1941, Washington, D.C.Educated: Middlebury College, B.A.; St. John's University School Law, J.D.Career: former deputy executive director, National Urban League; former chief counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee; partner in the Washington law firm Patton, Boggs & Blow; chairman, Democratic National Committee.Reputation: A pragmatic, diplomatic man who can be hard-nosed. A skilled negotiator.Quote: "His approach is designed to get the job done." -- attorney Clifford Alexander.