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9/5/2002 - Senate Committee Votes To Reject Conservative Judicial Nominee
President Bushs nomination of ultra-conservative, anti-abortion rights Priscilla Owen to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit was defeated today in a 10-9 vote by the US Senate Judiciary Committee....

8/1/2002 - Senate Confirms Bush Nominee to US Appeals Court
After a partisan battle, the Senate confirmed the judicial appointment of D....

3/20/2002 - Bush Administration to Seek More Reactionary Judges
Senior Advisor to the President Karl Rove gave a speech in front of the conservative Family Research Council last week strongly suggesting the presidents intention to send more reactionary judicial nominees to the Senate for confirmation to the federal courts....

3/7/2002 - Democratic Senators Hold Line on Pickering
Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, led by Sen....

2/6/2002 - Controversial Judicial Nominee to Have Hearing
The U.S....

1/22/2002 - Womens Rights Leader Eleanor Smeal Expresses Concern Over Fate of Roe v. Wade
Calls for Filibuster Strategy to Protect Legal Abortion WASHINGTON, DC Reflecting on the anniversary of Roe v....

9/4/2001 - Anti-Abortion Groups Launch Campaign Aimed at U.S. Supreme Court
A coalition of 26 anti-abortion groups announced plans today to launch a $2 million campaign to pressure President Bush and the U.S....

8/9/2001 - Dems Say Ashcroft Hypocritical on Judicial Nominations
While Attorney General John Ashcroft has accused Democrats of foot-dragging on Bush's judicial nominations, Democrats maintain that Republicans blocked judicial appointments under Clinton and even questioned the need to appoint more judges....

5/9/2001 - Bush Nominates First 11 Federal Judges
In an effort ensure confirmation of his first batch of federal appeals court nominees, President Bush announced a diverse list of candidates that includes two men originally nominated by former President Clinton, two African Americans, three women and one Latino....

5/8/2001 - Feminist Groups Go Online to Battle Bushs Judicial Nominations
In preparation for President Bushs judicial nominations to the lower courts and the possibility of one or more U.S....

4/24/2001 - Bushs First Judicial Nominees to Include Federalist Society Members
As womens and abortion rights groups heighten their vigilance surrounding Supreme Court nominations, President George W....

3/20/2001 - Bush Dumps Clintons Judicial Nominees, ABA May be Next
In preparation to stack all levels of the courts with right-wing justices, President Bush officially withdrew 62 executive and judicial nominations made by former President Clinton during his last days in office....

2/1/2001 - Democrats Voice Strong Opposition to Ashcroft
In over 15 hours of debate, many Democratic senators have announced their firm opposition Senator John Ashcrofts nomination for the position of Attorney General, citing his record of anti-woman, anti-abortion, anti-civil rights, and anti-lesbian and gay stances....

7/20/2000 - Senate Demonstrates Pattern of Sexism and Racism
The Congressional Black Caucus has charged the Republican-controlled US Senate of demonstrating racist and sexist tendencies in confirming judicial appointments....

9/24/1999 - Nat'l Women's Law Center Assails Senate Blockage of Judicial Confirmations
The National Womens Law Center drew attention yesterday to the Senates unwillingness to hold confirmation votes for a number of eligible judicial nominees, some of whom have been waiting years for a confirmation....

4/9/1999 - Senate Judiciary Committee Accused of Obstructing Presidential Appointees
The Washington, DC-based People for the American Way (PFAW) issued a statement yesterday in which the group argued that members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have willfully obstructed the progress of President Clinton's judicial appointees, many of whom are women or minorities....

4/8/1999 - Senate Judiciary Committee Accused of Obstructing Presidential Appointees
The Washington, DC-based People for the American Way (PFAW) issued a statement yesterday in which the group argued that members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have willfully obstructed the progress of President Clinton's judicial appointees, many of whom are women or minorities....