Conducted to ascertain the nominees legal ability and

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conducted to ascertain the nominee‘s ‗legal ability and background‘‖ (NYT, 21 Sept. 1949) - ―Committee members, however, said there wa s no 9-16-1949 to 10-5-1949 9 1
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101 (Minton, cont‘d) discussion of the possibility that Judge Minton would be called to testify‖ (NYT, 21 Sept. 1949) Potter Stewart - served in WWII - federal judge, 7 th Circuit Court of Appeals - law professor, University of Chicago and Northwestern University - ―The newly designated Associate Justice of the Supreme Court has participated in only one integration case before the appeals court‖ (NYT, 8 Oct. 1958) - ―The new justice received a recess appoint ment from the President‖ (NYT, 8 Oct. 1958) - ―News of the appointment came in a surprise news conference this afternoon‖ (NYT, 8 Oct. 1958) - ―Justice Potter Stewart of the Supreme Court came under a barrage of crucial questions from Southern Senators today as the long-delayed hearings on his confirmation began (NYT, 10 Apr. 1959) - ―Justice Potter Stewart‘s long and somewhat rocky road to senate confirmation has evoked new critical questions about the wisdom of recess appointments‖ (NYT, 20 Apr. 1959) - ―The del ay in committee consideration, and then the manner of the hearings, have served to increase the concern previously [had] by some critics of recess judicial appointments (NYT, 20 Apr. 1959) - ―no man should be required to decide cases— especially the inevitably difficult and controversial cases which reach the Supreme Court while he has to worry about Senatorial reactions to what he may decide‖ (NYT, 20 Apr. 1959) - ―The Southern opposition seemed to be impersonal, judging by what had been said at two open hearings 10-8-1958 to 5-8-1959 15 4
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102 (Stewart, cont‘d) on the nomination. It was directed at the Supreme Court in general rather than Justice Stewart in particular‖ (NYT, 21 Apr. 1959) - ―Two Southern members of the Senate Judiciary Committee filed a report today opposing confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart on the principle ground of his having served as a recess appointment‖ (NYT, 30 Apr. 1959) - ―the confirmation process in his [Stewart‘s] case also had some less gratifying aspects‖ (NYT, 8 May 1959) - ―The embarrassments of an interim appoint ee were multiplied in Justice Stewart‘s case by the lackadaisical performance of the Senate Judiciary Committee‖ (NYT, 8 May 1959) Arthur J. Goldberg - general counsel for United Steelworkers and Congress of Industrial Relations - Secretary of Labor - 2 years military service - ―Reaction on Capitol Hill indicated that confirmation of Mr. Goldberg would be forthcoming (NYT, 30 Aug. 1962) - ―A friend made the point also that, more than most nominees to the Supreme Court, he would be close to the common man‘s feelings‖ (NYT, 30 Aug. 1962) - ―Perhaps his most difficult adjustment will be to chain his restless energy to the reflective life of a judge exercising the fateful and timeless responsibilities of the high court‖ (NYT, 30 Aug. 1962) - ―The custom of the Senate Judiciary Committee is to wait at least a week before holding a hearing on any judicial nominee‖ (NYT, 31 Aug. 1962)
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