There is no question however of the chief justices

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―There is no question, however, of the Chief Justice‘s firm and loft personal integrity, though like all politicians he had made compromises that fell short of his id eal‖ (NYT, 4 Oct. 1953) 7-31-1953 to 10-17-1953 26/13 6 John M. Harlan, II - ―family‘s impeccable social connections‖ - ―one of nations foremost litigators in antitrust and related ac tions‖ - ―Confirmat ion would not appear to be several weeks away, depending on when the hearings begin, how long they last, and when the Senate acts on the committee‘s recommendation‖ (NYT, 21 Jan. 1955) - ―[Senator William Langer] said he had no personal 1-11-1955 to 3-18-1955 16 1
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95 (Harlan, cont‘d) - father controversial lawyer and politician - grandfather Supreme Court justice - served in WWII, Army Air Corps‘ Operation Analysis - federal judge 2 nd Circuit Appeals - U.S. attorney for NY‘s Southern District, Chief Counsel, Crime Division objection to Judge Harlan, but would oppose the nomination in an effort to force President Eisenhower to appoint men from ‗small state‘ to high federal posts‖ (NYT, 21 Jan. 1955) - ―Senator Kilgore said that most of the opposition of Judge Harlan came from the north, but that six of eight letters from Southern states asked that the nominee be questioned on segregation‖ (NYT, 1 Feb. 1955) - ―He [Kilgore] declared that none of the protests questioned Judge Harlan‘s integrity or reputation, but that some attacked his views on public m atters‖ (NYT, 1 Feb. 1955) - ―Judge Harlan has been invited to appear, and other witnesses may testify in person‖ (NYT, 3 Feb. 1955) - ―Officials of the Eisenhower Administration likewise have not waged an openly aggressive fight to obtain confirmation of Judg e Harlan‖ (NYT, 20 Feb. 1955) - ―He [Harlan] held that it would be ‗gravely inappropriate‘ for him to give a forecast of his decisions in cases that might come before him as a member of the Supreme Court‖ (NYT, 26 Feb. 1955) - ―Judge Harlan was before the com mittee for almost three hours‖ (NYT, 26 Feb. 1955) ―The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing […] reached the height of nonsense on Friday and dangerous nonsense at that‖ (NYT, 27 Feb. 1955) - ―Bipartisan foot -dragging has delayed floor action on the nomination (NYT, 13 Mar. 1955)
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96 (Harlan, cont‘d) - ―All of the Senators who voted against confirmation came from states where opposition to integrated schools is strong‖ (NYT, 17 Mar. 1955) - ―Senator Eastland of Mississippi devoted three hours to stating why he opposed Judge Harlan. The reasons given were obviously not compelling‖ (NYT, 18 Mar. 1955) Byron R. White - played football with the Steelers and the Detroit Lions - served in WWII - Deputy Attorney General - chaired ―Citizens for Kennedy‖ - ―Mr. White is 44 years old, an unusually young age for a Supreme Court appointee‖ (NYT, 31 Mar. 1962) - ―Senate confirmatio n appears to present no problem (NYT, 31 Mar. 1962) - ―Senator Ervin contended that Supreme Court appointees should have judicial experience, as Mr.
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