Battles over Olson continue
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MAY 23, 2001

Democrats and Republicans on Tuesday welcomed the release of new documents released on Theodore B. Olson, President Bush's pick to be Solicitor General at the Department of Justice.

Democrats say they prove Olson was not truthful about his involvement in an anti-Clinton magazine project. Republicans say they exonerate him.

As Solicitor General, Olson would represent the United States and tribes before the Supreme Court and also be the one who normally decides what cases the nation will pursue before the Court.

Olson represented Bush on the election cases last fall. He also argued successfully the case of Harold "Freddy" Rice, whose challenge to Native Hawaiian programs in Hawaii has lead to widespread changes in the state.

Miguel Estrada, one of Olson's partners at the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, was nominated by President George W. Bush to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

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Backers, Critics Of Olson Cite Same Material (The Washington Post 5/23)

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Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher -

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