confirmation hearing

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Noun1.confirmation hearing - a hearing held by the US Senate to gather information on whether to approve or reject candidates for high federal office who are nominated by the president
hearing - a session (of a committee or grand jury) in which witnesses are called and testimony is taken; "the investigative committee will hold hearings in Chicago"
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WASHINGTON -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), specializing in constitutional law, today called on the Senate Judiciary Committee to provide Supreme Court nominee John Roberts with a fair confirmation hearing and refrain from unfounded attacks and assertions concerning his judicial philosophy and record.
If Youbet's motion is granted, the court will consider all competing plans at the confirmation hearing scheduled for Feb.
Mike Binder and Joan Allen's characters sit during a tension-filled confirmation hearing in Rod Lurie's ``The Contender.
And we fully expect to come out of Chapter 11 officially on April 1, immediately after the confirmation hearing," he said.
The court has scheduled a confirmation hearing with respect to the POR for January 9, 2006 and January 10, 2006.
The city-backed recovery plan is scheduled for a confirmation hearing in a federal bankruptcy court in Woodland Hills beginning Wednesday.
Banking Committee for a confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Jan.
Pete'' Knight questioned newly appointed Caltrans Director Jose Medina about improvements on Highway 138 and the Antelope Valley Freeway's car-pool lanes during a confirmation hearing.
She said Presley has indicated in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday he ``is committed to taking appropriate action.
John Roberts deserves a fair confirmation hearing based on the facts and we are hopeful that the NARAL debacle will send a signal to other groups that attacks based on falsehoods will not succeed.
Ambassador-designate to Lebanon David Hale blasted Hezbollah over its military involvement in Syria and pledged further economic support for Lebanon at his confirmation hearing in Washington.
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