Enron Mail

Subject:Re: Committee of Corporate General Counsel
Date:Wed, 21 Nov 2001 05:37:32 -0800 (PST)

I support this.

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< From: Morgan, Charles[SMTP:Charles.Morgan@BELLSOUTH.COM]
< Reply To: Morgan, Charles
< Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2001 1:16 PM
< Subject: Committee of Corporate General Counsel
< Our Committee has been asked to send a letter to the Senate Judiciary
< Committee, supporting the expeditious consideration of nominees for
< Federal Judgeships. Following is a draft letter for your review and
< comment. Please note that we take no position on individuals or partisan
< issues.
< Please let me know if you are in support or if you have any objection to
< the letter. We are requested to send the letter right away, so would
< appreciate your prompt response. Many thanks.
< November 20, 2001
< The Honorable Patrick J. Leahy
< Chairman, United States Senate
< Committee on the Judiciary
< 433 Russell Senate Office Building
< United States Senate
< Washington, DC 20510
< Dear Senator Leahy:
< I am Chairman of the Committee of Corporate General Counsel, which
< is part of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. Our
< membership is comprised of the senior-most legal officers of many of
< America's largest companies.
< Our members have asked me to write to you, in your capacity as
< Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to express our views
< concerning the importance of the Federal Judiciary.
< The tragic events of September 11 underscore for all of us the
< freedoms that we enjoy in our country. We know that you and your fellow
< Senators on the Judiciary Committee are devoted to helping protect these
< precious freedoms. We also know that you and your fellow Senators
< recognize the critical importance of our system of justice in preserving
< and protecting these freedoms.
< We write to express our thanks to you and your colleagues for your
< efforts in reviewing the qualifications of individuals nominated for
< Federal District Court and Circuit Court positions. Recognizing the need
< for a fully-staffed Federal Judiciary, we also appreciate all your efforts
< in determining the qualifications of nominees for the Judiciary as
< expeditiously as possible.
< If our organization, or any of our members, may ever be of
< assistance in any way, I hope you will call upon us. Thank you.
< Sincerely,
< cc: The Honorable Orrin G. Hatch, Ranking Minority Member
< The Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Member
< The Honorable Sam Brownback, Member
< The Honorable Maria Cantwell, Member
< The Honorable Mike DeWine, Member
< The Honorable Richard Durbin, Member
< The Honorable John Edwards, Member
< The Honorable Russell D. Feingold, Member
< The Honorable Dianne Feinstein, Member
< The Honorable Charles E. Grassley, Member
< The Honorable Edward M. Kennedy, Member
< The Honorable Herb Kohl, Member
< The Honorable Jon Kyl, Member
< The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Member
< The Honorable Charles Schumer, Member
< The Honorable Jeff Sessions, Member
< The Honorable Arlen Specter, Member
< The Honorable Strom Thurmond, Member
< Charles R. Morgan
< Executive Vice President and General Counsel
< BellSouth Corporation
< 1155 Peachtree Street, N. E.
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< Atlanta, Georgia 30309-3610
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