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S. HRG. 101-1263

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

1978..

23

77

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

137
Senator Leahy.

145
Senator Specter.

153
Senator Heflin.

162
Senator Humphrey.

170
Senator Simon...

179
Senator Kohl

185
airman Biden ......

192
Senator Thurmond

203
Senator Kennedy

211
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.

223, 270, 311
Senator Metzenbaum

230
Senator Grassley

240
Senator DeConcini.

245
Senator Specter.

254, 323, 336
Senator Leahy.

261, 314
Senator Humphrey

272
Senator Heflin..

279, 319
Senator Simpson

286
Senator Simon.

292
Senator Kohl

296
Chairman Biden.

300, 337
Senator Kennedy

308
Senator Thurmond

332

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Witnesses

340

340

340

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.

348
350
352
355

358
359
359

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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 Á. Souter to be Associate Justice of the
Supreme Court, September 14, 1990..

Tuesday, September 18, 1990

342

Witnesses
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.

422 Senator Leahy

425 Senator Grassley.

426 Panel:

Hernandez, Antonia, president and general counsel, Mexican-American
Legal Defense and Education Fund

430 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 Hampshire

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.

556 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.

605 Yard, Molly, president, National Organization for Women....

666 Smeal, Eleanor Curti, president, The Fund for the Feminist Majority......... 684 Questioning by: Chairman Biden

700, 716 Senator Hatch ....

704 Senator Simpson

709 Senator Specter.

713

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