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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

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Obstruction Of Judge Merrick Garland’S Appointment To The United States Supreme Court April 19, 2016
Bill Foster, D-IL
"In August of 1969, President Richard Nixon nominated Judge Clement F. Haynsworth to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. The nomination was to replace Justice Abe Fortas, a liberal from the New Deal era. The confirmation of Clement Haynsworth would have shifted the balance of the Court significantly to the right."
Remembering Justice Antonin Scalia March 10, 2016
David Vitter, R-LA
"Justice Scalia’s record of public service stretched from the time President Nixon appointed him as general counsel of the Office of Telecommunications Policy in 1971 to when President Reagan nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court in 1986, where he served until his death in February 2016. Before and intermingled during this service, Justice Scalia also served as an extremely talented attorney in private practice, a brilliant law professor, including for my alma mater Tulane Law School in its summer programs, and an effective leader in the U.S. Justice Department at a number of levels."
Remembering Justice Antonin Scalia March 9, 2016
Bob Casey, D-PA
"Justice Scalia was a first-generation American, and his life was a testament to the American dream. A student of history and the law, Antonin Scalia had a commitment to public service that culminated in his appointment as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1986."
Remembering Justice Antonin Scalia March 3, 2016
Thad Cochran, R-MS
"Justice Scalia had an accomplished career as an attorney, law professor, general counsel for the Office of Telecommunications Policy, chairman of the Administrative Conference, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel for the Department of Justice, and as a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. It was an honor for me to support his confirmation as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court following his nomination by President Reagan in 1986."
Recognizing George Stevens, Jr. As The Founder Of The Kennedy Center Honors And For His Contributions To American Film Making January 27, 2015
Steve Cohen, D-TN
"Stevens continues to produce some of the most important works in American culture. In 2013, he produced American editorial cartoonist Herbert Block’s documentary entitled Herblock: The Black & the White, and in 2011, he adapted Thurgood, his 2006 one-man stage play about the first African-American Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, into a feature film. In 2009, he was the executive producer of the TV special We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial."

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