TITLE

OPEN AND SHUT

PUB. DATE
August 1987
SOURCE
New Republic;8/24/87, Vol. 197 Issue 8, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the nomination of Robert Bork for the U.S. Supreme Court. Joseph Bidden, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, who had earlier declared his support for Bork, has said that he was prejudiced against Bork. Bidden has been criticized for expressing his opinions before the start of legislative hearing on the nomination.
ACCESSION #
11481104

 

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