In mid-1974, freshman Senator Biden was named one of the 200 Faces for the Future by Time magazine, in a profile that mentioned what had happened to his family and characterized Biden as "self-confident" and "compulsively ambitious". Shultz at a Senate hearing because of the administration's support of that country, which continued to practice the apartheid system.
When the campaign began, he was considered a potentially strong candidate because of his moderate image, his speaking ability on the stump, his appeal to Baby Boomers, his high-profile position as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee at the upcoming Robert Bork Supreme Court nomination hearings, and his fundraising appeal.
In 2000, the Supreme Court ruled in United States v.
Morrison that the section of VAWA allowing a federal civil remedy for victims of gender-motivated violence exceeded Congress's authority and therefore was unconstitutional.
[Then pointing to his wife in the audience] Why is Glenys the first woman in her family in a thousand generations to be able to get to university? " "I started thinking as I was coming over here, why is it that Joe Biden is the first in his family ever to go to a university?
As chairman of the International Narcotics Control Caucus, Biden wrote the laws that created the U. "Drug Czar", who oversees and coordinates national drug control policy.
In April 2003, he introduced the controversial Reducing Americans' Vulnerability to Ecstasy Act, also known as the RAVE Act.
Kennedy; and in two prior years to have done the same with a 1976 passage from Hubert H. Video was also released showing that when earlier questioned by a New Hampshire resident about his grades in law school, he had stated that he had graduated in the "top half" of his class, that he had attended law school on a full scholarship, and that he had received three degrees in college, when most of the public were not yet paying attention to any of the campaigns; Biden thus fell into what The Washington Post writer Paul Taylor described as that year's trend, a "trial by media ordeal". He chaired it from 1987 until 1995 and he served as ranking minority member on it from 1981 until 1987 and again from 1995 until 1997.
Later in 1987, the Delaware Supreme Court's Board of Professional Responsibility cleared Biden of the law school plagiarism charges regarding his standing as a lawyer, saying Biden had "not violated any rules". While chairman, Biden presided over the two most contentious U. Supreme Court confirmation hearings in history, those for Robert Bork in 1987 and Clarence Thomas in 1991.