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NOMINATION OF DAVID H. SOUTER

TO BE ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

UNITED STATES SENATE
ONE HUNDRED FIRST CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

THE NOMINATION OF DAVID H. SOUTER TO BE ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF

THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

SEPTEMBER 13, 14, 17, 18, AND 19, 1990

Serial No. J-101-95

Printed for the use of the Committee on the Judiciary

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COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

JOSEPH R. BIDEN, JR., Delaware, Chairman EDWARD M. KENNEDY, Massachusetts STROM THURMOND, South Carolina HOWARD M. METZENBAUM, Ohio

ORRIN G. HATCH, Utah DENNIS DECONCINI, Arizona

ALAN K. SIMPSON, Wyoming PATRICK J. LEAHY, Vermont

CHARLES E. GRASSLEY, Iowa HOWELL HEFLIN, Alabama

ARLEN SPECTER, Pennsylvania PAUL SIMON, Ilinois

GORDON J. HUMPHREY, New Hampshire HERBERT KOHL, Wisconsin

RONALD A. KLAIN, Chief Counsel
Diana HUFFMAN, Staff Director

JEFFREY J. Peck, General Counsel
TERRY L. WOOTEN, Minority Chief Counsel and Staff Director

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Materials Submitted for the Record
Letter from Judge Souter to Ms. Sheri Sweitzer, staff member of Senator

Howard M. Metzenbaum, September 5, 1990 .......
Brief of David H. Souter, Attorney General, in Helgemoe v. Meloon, January

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Friday, September 14, 1990

Nominee
Souter, David H., U.S. Circuit Court Judge for the First Circuit, to be Associ-
ate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States:
Questioning by:
Senator Grassley.

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Senator Leahy .....
Senator Specter...

153
Senator Heflin..........
Senator Humphrey ..........

170
Senator Simon ....................

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Senator Kohl .........

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Chairman Biden ...............

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Senator Thurmond ........

203
Senator Kennedy .......

Monday, September 17, 1990

Nominee
Souter, David H., U.S. Circuit Court Judge for the First Circuit, to be Associ-
ate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States:
Questioning by:
Senator Hatch.

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Senator Metzenbaum

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Senator Grassley..

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Senator DeConcini

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Senator Specter .....

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Senator Leahy ......

......................... 261, 314
Senator Humphrey .............

272
Senator Heflin.........

.............. 279, 319
Senator Simpson ............

286
Senator Simon ............

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Senator Kohl ........
Chairman Biden .......

300, 337
Senator Kennedy .....

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Senator Thurmond ........

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Panel:

Lancaster, Ralph I., Jr., chairperson, Standing Committee on the Federal

Judiciary, American Bar Association ..........
Richmond, Alice E., First Circuit Representative, Standing Committee on

the Federal Judiciary, American Bar Association .............
Rangel, Jorge, Fifth Circuit Representative, Standing Committee on the

Federal Judiciary, American Bar Association ....
Questioning by:

Chairman Biden
Senator Heflin..

Senator Simon ....
Gregg, Hon. Judd, Governor, State of New Hampshire ...........
Questioning by:

Senator Humphrey ...........
Senator Heflin........
Senator Simon...

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Material Submitted for the Record
Letter from Ralph I. Lancaster, Jr., to Chairman Joseph R. Biden, Jr., regard-

ing the nomination of David H. Souter to be Associate Justice of the
Supreme Court, September 14, 1990.....

Tuesday, September 18, 1990

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Witnesses

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Panel:

Michelman, Kate, executive director, National Abortion Rights Action
League ........

362 Wattleton, Faye, president, Planned Parenthood Federation of America.... 382 Questioning by:

Chairman Biden ............................................................................ 388, 410
Senator Thurmond.

391 Senator Kennedy ..

394 Senator Simpson .....

396 Senator DeConcini.

400 Senator Grassley.

405 Senator Heflin,

406 Senator Specter...

406 Panel:

Bell, Hon. Griffin, former Attorney General of the United States ...... 415 Gorton, Hon. Slade, U.S. Senator from the State of Washington .....

416 Baliles, Hon. Gerald, former Governor and former attorney general from the State of Virginia ....

417 Diamond, Hon. Jerome, former attorney general, State of Vermont ............ 418 Questioning by: Senator Thurmond ...............

420 Senator Heflin........

420 Senator Specter... Senator Leahy ....

Senator Grassley.. Panel:

Hernandez, Antonia, president and general counsel, Mexican-American

Legal Defense and Education Fund....
Rauh, Joseph L., Jr., general counsel, Leadership Conference on Civil
Rights .............

.............. 466, 533 Bronk, Joan, president, National Council of Jewish Women .............

534 Questioning by: Chairman Biden.......

540 Senator Thurmond .................

541 Senator Kennedy

542 Panel: Douglas, Hon. Chuck, U.S. Congressman from the State of New Hamp

547 Broderick, John, president, New Hampshire Bar Association

548 McAuliffe, Steven J., president-elect, New Hampshire Bar Association ....... 551 Cooper, Deborah, former deputy attorney general, State of New Hampshire ...........

553 Questioning by: Chairman Biden.

554 Senator Specter ........ Senator Simon..

559 Panel: Holtzman, Elizabeth, comptroller, city of New York ..........

565 Neuborne, Helen, executive director, NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, National Organization for Women ......

569 Allred, Gloria, Los Angeles, CA, accompanied by Norma McCorvey ........... Yard, Molly, president, National Organization for Women ..........

666 Smeal, Eleanor Curti, president, The Fund for the Feminist M

684 Questioning by: Chairman Biden .....

.................. 700, 716 Senator Hatch ......

704 Senator Simpson .............

709 Senator Specter .............

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