The Fake Trial, 65 California Law Review 1523 (1992)
The Senate Judiciary Committee's handling of the charges by Anita Hill against Clarence Thomas had a more than superficial resemblance to a criminal proceeding. At first, there even seemed to be a grand jurythe Senate as a whole-taking evidence to determine whether there was probable cause to believe that a crime had been committed. That body ended up with a decision to authorize a delay and to hold over the vote on Thomas until a "hearing" on the charges could take place.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Curtis, Dennis E., "The Fake Trial" (1992). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 1596.