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supreme court justices continues with clarence thomas, nominated in 1991 by president george h.w. bush. justice thomas won confirmation by a narrow margin following hearings that included allegations of sexual harassment by a former colleague, anita hill. justice thomas replaced thurgood marshall on the court. he previously served for less than two years on the district of columbia circuit court of appeals, and before that as head of the equal employment opportunity commission. at his confirmation hearing, justice thomas was introduced by missouri republican senator danforth. senator danforth: just as clarence thomas will not impinge on his independence by seeking commitments on how he will decide cases before the court so he will never become a sure vote for any group of justices on the court. for two months, i have noted with wonder the certainty of various interest groups as they have predicted how the nominee would vote on an array of issues. they don't kno clarence omas. i do. i cannot predict how he would vote on any issue. he's his own person. that is my first point. secon
the senate judiciary committee c-span takes a look at the eight current members. president george w. bush initially nominated john roberts to take the seat of retiring justice and was put forward as a nominee for the chief justice following the death of william rehnquist and was confirmed by a vote of 78-22. judge roberts was unanimously confirmed the previous post a seat on the dc circuit court of appeals. he also served as principal thel deputy solicitor general during the george h. w. bush administration. at the confirmation hearing john roberts was introduced by a virginia senator john warner. >> i believe john roberts shares in the belief that lawyers have an ethical duty to give back to the community by providing free legal services particularly to those in need. the hundreds of hours spent working on cases are a testament to that. he didn't have to do any of it. the bar doesn't require it, but he did it out of the graciousness of his heart. those who know him best can also attest to the kind of person he is. throughout his legal career both in public and private practice, his
george h. w. bush bush, he won confirmation by a narrow margin following hearings that included allegations of sexual harassment by a former colleague in need of hill. justice thomas replaced thurgood marshall of the court and previously served for less than two years on the d.c. court of appeals and before that as the opportunity employment commission for credits confirmation hearing he was introduced by representative republican senator from missouri. >> i have no doubt would never to give the committee this assurance that justice clarence thomas will resist any effort to have to impinge on his independence to seek commitments have to decide cases before the court, so he will never become a sure vote for any group of justices on the court. for two months have noted with wonder the certainty of interest groups as they have predicted how the nominee would vote on the array of issues. did not know clarence thomas i do. i cannot predict how he would vote on any issue. he is his own person and that is my first point. second, he laughs. to some, this may seem a trivial matter but to
-31 in 2009 replacing justice david souter who was appointed by george hw bush. judge sonia sotomayor previously served on the second court of appeal and she is the first hispanic to serve on the supreme court. we will show you a brief portion of justice sonia sotomayor's herein including an introduction by new york senator charles schumer. >> judge sonia sotomayor embodies what we all strive for in american citizens. for life in her career are not about race or gender. although, as for all as these are important parts of who she is. her story is about how race and class at the unit of the day are not supposed to predetermine anything in america. what matters is the hard-working education and of those things will pay off no matter who you are or where you have come from. it's exactly what each of us want for ourselves and for our children and this is why this moment is historic for all americans. judge sonia sotomayor was born to parents who moved to new york from puerto rico during world war ii. her father was a factory worker with a third grade education. he died when she
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