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9/4/2002 - Senate Committee Close To A Vote On Conservative Judicial Nominee
The Senate Judiciary Committee could vote as early as tomorrow on President Bushs nomination of ultra conservative, anti-abortion rights Judge Priscilla Owen to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit....

7/25/2002 - Conservative Nominee Pegged As Judicial Activist
Speaking with a confident Texas lilt throughout much of this weeks Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on her nomination to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Priscilla Owen wavered uncharacteristically as she responded to questions from Senate Democrats about her stance on abortion rights....

3/29/2002 - Bush Announces Continued Push for Conservative Judges
While raising money for the Republican Party and various Republican candidates for Senate seats, President Bush announced his resolve to push for conservative judges to the federal courts....

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....

3/15/2002 - Pickering Nomination Defeated in Milestone Vote
In a 10-9 vote along partisan lines, the US Senate Judiciary Committee voted against the nomination of Judge Charles Pickering to the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the federal court level just below the US Supreme Court....

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

2/26/2002 - Feinstein Opposes Bush Judicial Pick; Pickering Vote Postponed
Appearing on NBCs Meet the Press, Senator Dianne Feinsten (D-CA) voiced her opposition to U.S....

2/7/2002 - Opposition to Bush Judicial Nominee Mounts
The Congressional Black Caucus, LA Times, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution have joined the Feminist Majority, along with a coalition of other progressive and womens rights groups, including Alliance for Justice, People for the American Way, National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL), Leadership Council on Civil Right (LCCR), and the National Abortion Federation (NAF), among others, to oppose the nomination of Charles Pickering, Sr....

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

1/30/2002 - Priest Misconduct Continues
As parishioners' calls continue for the resignation of Cardinal Law, because of a massive pedophilia scandal in the Massachusetts archdiocese, a diocese in Tucson, AZ has quietly settled a civil lawsuit in which several families claim the Tucson diocese tried to cover up allegations of sexual abuse by Msgr....

8/3/2000 - Struggle to Ban Blood Diamonds in Sierra Leone Heightens
The United Nations Chairman of the Security Council Sanctions committee on Sierra Leone announced on August 1st the composition of a panel that will examine the trade of diamonds for arms and other military material....

10/23/1998 - Taliban Refuse to Release bin Laden
Undersecretary of State Thomas Pickering met recently with the chief representative of Afghanistan's Taliban militia, Abdul Hakeem Mujahid, to demand the expulsion of Saudi millionaire, Osama bin Laden....

1/23/1997 - Albright Unanimously Confirmed by Senate
Madeleine Albright became the first female Secretary of State on January 22 after the Senate voted 99 to 0 to confirm her to the cabinet....

1/23/1997 - Albright Unanimously Confirmed by Senate
Madeleine Albright became the first female Secretary of State on January 22 after the Senate voted 99 to 0 to confirm her to the cabinet....