Confirmation a national necessity nyt 31 jan 1916 the

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confirmation a national necessity‘‖ (NYT, 31 Jan. 1916) - ―The general opinion now is that, while there will still be a fight against Mr. Brandeis in the Senate, he will ultimat ely be confirmed by a safe majority‖ (NYT, 31 Jan. 1916) - ―The past performances of Mr. Brandeis stamp him as a socialist and an impracticable theorist, hostile to vested rights, and given to promoting class hatreds and social unrest‖ (NYT, 1 Feb. 1916) - ―To put such a man as Mr. Brandeis in the Supreme Court would so shake the confidence of our people in that tribunal that its power and influence as a co- 1-29-1916 to 6-3-1916 24 0
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93 (Brandeis, cont‘d) ordinate branch of our Governments, and conservator of all rights and interests we hold dear, would be seriously impaired, if not utterly destroyed‖ (NYT, 1 Feb. 1916) - ―Senator Walsh of the sub -committee conducting the hearing has received a petition, signed by more than 1,000 Harvard students, protesting against the action of President Lowell of Harvard in opposing Mr. Brandeis and urging favorable consideration of his nomination‖ (NYT, 3 Mar. 1916) - ―He is of the material that makes good advocates, reformers, and crusaders, but not good or safe judges‖ (NYT, 4 Apr. 1916) - ―It is in evidence that there was a sy stematic campaign of advertisement to injure him in the estimation of the public‖ (NYT, 5 Apr. 1916) - ―Mr. Brandeis‘s name has been before the full committee several weeks, since the extended hearings on his fitness for the bench were concluded. At each me eting final action was postponed‖ (NYT, 25 Apr. 1916) - ―The gauntlet Mr. Brandeis‘s nomination has had to run is almost unique in the history of the Supreme Court‖ (NYT, 25 May 1916) - ―This whole case has been illuminative of old party politics. It has been a fine example of the mud that is in the wheels of the old machines. It is a tribute to their unfairness‖ (NYT, 3 June 1916)
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94 George Sutherland - ―active in politics‖ - state Senator - Congressman and Senator - ―The Senate paid a complement to ex-Senator Sutherland by confirming his nomination immediately in open session‖ (NYT 9 Sept. 1922) 9-5-1922 to 5-10-1922 4 1 Earl Warren - ―popular three -term governor‖ - served in WWI - California state governor - District Attorney (Alameda County) - Vice Presidential candidate - was offered Solicitor General position just prior to Justice Vinson‘s death - ―And it was also noted that he had a high reputation for administrative ability, an important part of the duties of a Chief Justice‖ (NYT, 29 Sept. 1953) - ―Speculation centered on the California Governor for the first Supreme Court vacancy even before Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson died on Sept. 8‖ (NYT, 29 Sept. 1953) - ―Some consideration also was given to delaying appointment of a new Chief Justice until Congress reconvened in January, because no Chief Justice since 1796 has ascended the Supreme Bench in advance of Senate confirmation‖ (NYT, 30 Sept. 1953) - ―his name is favorably known throughout the country‖ (NYT, 1 Oct. 1953) - ―He will certain ly dignify and humanize the office, as Justice Vinson did before him‖ (NYT, 1 Oct. 1953) -
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