Deliberation and Collegiality in the U.S. Senate (Barbara Jordan - 3:38)

On September 17, 1987, former U.S. Representative Barbara Jordan testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in opposition to the controversial nomination of Robert Bork to the U.S. Supreme Court. Despite the controversy surrounding the Bork nomination, statements by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Committee Chair Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE), and Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-SC) at the conclusion of Rep. Jordan's testimony illustrate the value the U.S. Senate places on a deliberate pace and a norm of collegiality.

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