- Jul 29, 2001
I don't have a transcipt.. but former senator thomson fron tenn did'nt deby it when confronted. So I went looking since you asked nicly.Originally posted by: Corn
If that's true, you should have no problem with providing a single example of the Republicans fillabustering any judicial nominees.They started this trend of fillabustering nominees and are now complaining when used against them.........
"In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson nominated Associate Justice Abe Fortas to replace Earl Warren as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court when Warren announced his intention to retire. The Judiciary Committee approved the Fortas nomination by a vote of 11 to 6, but conservative Senators, led by Senator Strom Thurmond and others, mounted a filibuster on the floor on the motion to proceed to the nomination. Their objections to Fortas were based, among other things, on concerns that his opinions as a member of the Warren Court were too liberal in the areas of civil liberties and the rights of the accused9as well as concerns about Justice Fortas? refusal to respond to some allegations leveled against him."