Vote delayed on Bush buddy
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MAY 11, 2001

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday postponed a vote on passing Theodore B. Olson's name to the full Senate pending investigation of the Solicitor General nominee's involvement in an anti-Bill Clinton magazine project.

Olson had told the committee he wasn't involved in American Spectator's "Arkansas Project." But a former writer testified to the committee of Olson's direct roles.

A March 10 Washington Post report alsod discloses involvement of Olson beyond what he told the committee.

As Solicitor General, Olson would represent the United States before the Supreme Court and also be the one who normally decides what cases the nation will pursue before the Court.

Olson represented Bush on the election cases last fall. He also argued successfully the case of Harold "Freddy" Rice, whose challenge to Native Hawaiian programs in Hawaii has lead to widespread changes in the state.

Miguel Estrada, one of Olson's partners at the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, was nominated by President George W. Bush to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Get the Story:
Panel Postpones Vote On Olson Nomination (The Washington Post 4/11)

Relevant Links:
American Spectator -
Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher -

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