Thomas B. Griffith

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District of Columbia, 489 F.3d 376 (D.C. Cir. 2007) Griffith joined Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Senior Circuit Judge Stephen F. Williams in upholding a 2003 District of Columbia statute that stated the conditions for authorizing a non-emergency surgical procedure on a mentally incompetent person. * Video of Judge Griffith's investiture Church News May 25, 1996. Church news April 2, 1994.

Janice Rogers Brown

Janice Rogers Brown (born May 11, 1949) is a former United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She was an Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court from May 2, 1996, until her appointment to the D.C. Circuit. She retired from the federal bench on August 31, 2017. President George W. Bush nominated her to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 2003. However, her nomination was stalled in the U.S. Senate for almost two years because of Democratic opposition. She began serving as a federal appellate court judge on June 8, 2005.

A. Raymond Randolph

Raymond Randolph
From 1971 to 1990, Randolph argued 25 times in the United States Supreme Court. Randolph was nominated by President George H. W. Bush on May 8, 1990, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated by Judge Spottswood William Robinson III. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 13, 1990, and received commission on July 16, 1990. He assumed senior status on November 1, 2008. From 1993 through 1995 Judge Randolph was a member of the Committee on Codes of Conduct of the Judicial Conference of the United States, and from 1995 to 1998 served as the Committee's chairman.

62nd United States Congress

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[[United States Senate Select Committee on the Additional Accommodations for the Library of Congress|Additional Accommodations for the Library of Congress]] (Select). Agriculture and Forestry. Appropriations. [[United States Senate Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses of the Senate|Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses of the Senate]]. Canadian Relations. Census. Civil Service and Retrenchment. Claims. Coast and Insular Survey. Coast Defenses. Commerce. Conservation of National Resources. [[United States Senate Committee on Corporations Organized in the District of Columbia|Corporations Organized in the District of Columbia]]. Cuban Relations.

48th United States Congress

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[[United States Senate Select Committee on Distributing Public Revenue Among the States|Distributing Public Revenue Among the States]] (Select). District of Columbia. Education and Labor. Engrossed Bills. Enrolled Bills. Epidemic Diseases (Select). [[United States Senate Select Committee to Examine the Several Branches in the Civil Service|Examine the Several Branches in the Civil Service]] (Select). Expenditures of Public Money. Finance. Fisheries. Foreign Relations. Indian Affairs. Judiciary. Library. Manufactures. Military Affairs. Mines and Mining. [[United States Senate Select Committee on the Mississippi River and its Tributaries|Mississippi River and its Tributaries]] (Select).

97th United States Congress

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[[United States Senate Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Governmental Efficiency and the District of Columbia|Governmental Efficiency and the District of Columbia]]. [[United States Senate Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Energy, Nuclear Proliferation and Federal Services|Energy, Nuclear Proliferation and Federal Services]]. [[United States Senate Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Expenditures, Research and Rules|Federal Expenditures, Research and Rules]]. [[United States Senate Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Civil Service, Post Office and General Services|Civil Service, Post Office and General Services]].

113th United States Congress

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[[United States Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight|Financial and Contracting Oversight]]: Claire McCaskill, Ron Johnson. [[United States Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce|Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce]]: Jon Tester, Rob Portman. [[United States Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia|Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia]]: Mark Begich, Rand Paul. Indian Affairs: Jon Tester, John Barrasso.

73rd United States Congress

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Harriet Miers Supreme Court nomination

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Hearings before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee had been scheduled to begin on November 7, and members of the Republican leadership had stated before the nomination that they aimed to have the nominee confirmed before Thanksgiving (November 24). Miers withdrew her nomination on October 27, 2005, and Bush nominated Samuel Alito four days later. On July 1, 2005, Sandra Day O'Connor announced her plan to retire as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, effective as of the date that her replacement was confirmed by the United States Senate. Bush appointed Miers as head of the search committee for candidates to replace O'Connor.

Mike Lee (American politician)

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After finishing his clerkships, Lee joined the Washington, D.C. office of Sidley Austin, where he specialized in appellate and Supreme Court litigation. Several years later, Lee returned to Utah to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney in Salt Lake City, preparing briefs and arguing cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He served as general counsel to Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. from January 2005 until June 2006, when he returned to Washington to serve a one-year clerkship at the U.S. Supreme Court with Justice Alito. Lee returned to Utah (and to private practice) in the summer of 2007, joining the Salt Lake office of the Washington, D.C.

Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson

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Johnson made two appointments to the Supreme Court while in office. Anticipating court challenges to his legislative measures, Johnson thought it would be advantageous to have a close confidant on the Supreme Court who could provide him with inside information, and chose prominent attorney and close friend Abe Fortas to fill that role. He created an opening on the court by convincing Justice Goldberg to become United States Ambassador to the United Nations. A second vacancy arose in 1967 due to the retirement of Tom C. Clark. Johnson appointed Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall to the Court, and Marshall became the first African American Supreme Court justice in U.S. history.

2017 in the United States

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The Senate Judiciary Committee begins hearings on the nomination of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States. March 27 – President Trump calls to investigate any ties with Hillary Clinton and Russia. March 28 – President Trump signs the Energy Independence Executive Order, intended to boost coal and other fossil fuel production by rolling back Obama-era policies on climate change and the environment. March 30. Michael Flynn offers to testify before Congress in exchange for immunity from prosecution in relation to alleged Russian influence on the 2016 Presidential election. SpaceX conducts the world's first reflight of an orbital class rocket.

Ed Bethune

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In 1972, while he was living in Searcy north of Little Rock, he practiced with former Arkansas Republican Party chairman Odell Pollard, who served as his political mentor. Bethune also was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Immediately after admission to the bar, Bethune was a deputy prosecuting attorney in Randolph County from 1963-1964. He served as a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1964-1968. He was a prosecuting attorney for the First Judicial District of Arkansas from 1970-1971. He was chairman of the Ninth District Federal Home Loan Bank Board from 1973-1976.

List of United States Presidential firsts

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First President to appoint a Jew (Louis Brandeis) to the Supreme Court. First President to attend a World Series game. Wilson attended Game 2 of the 1915 World Series in Philadelphia, viewing a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies. First President to be buried in Washington D.C. Wilson died in 1924, and was interred in a sarcophagus in Washington National Cathedral. First President to have separate Secretaries of Commerce and Labor. First President to serve as President of Princeton University. First President to be elected while being a sitting U.S. Senator. Harding was serving as a Senator from Ohio when elected.

Howard Baker

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Rehnquist Choice: The Untold Story of the Nixon Appointment that Redefined the Supreme Court. New York: Free Press. ISBN: 0-7432-2979-7; ISBN: 978-0-7432-2979-1. U.S. Congress. Senate. Tributes to the Honorable Howard Baker, Jr., of Tennessee in the United States Senate, Upon the Occasion of His Retirement from the Senate. 98th Cong., 2d sess., 1984. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1984. Biography from the Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee. Citigroup biography. Howard H. Baker Papers, University of Tennessee Knoxville Libraries.

Dick Zimmer (New Jersey politician)

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In the summer of 1965, he worked in the Washington, D.C. office of Republican U.S. Senator Clifford P. Case, after which time he became active in Republican politics. He attended Yale Law School, where he was an editor the Yale Law Journal. After receiving his LL.B. in 1969 he worked as an attorney in New York and New Jersey for several years, first for Cravath, Swaine & Moore and then for Johnson & Johnson. In 1973, he was elected to the Common Cause National Governing Board, a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy group and think tank with the mission to make political institutions more open and accountable. From 1974 to 1977, he served as chairman of New Jersey Common Cause.

2012 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

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For the Democrats, an initial wide field of prospective candidates narrowed after the entry of Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren, the architect of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Warren clinched near-unanimous party support, with all but one of the other Democratic candidates withdrawing following her entrance. After winning her party's nomination, eliminating any need for a primary, she faced Brown in the general election.