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Joe Lieberman, LLB Biography

Title:
U.S. Senator (D-CT)
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

“When a staff member told me this [Elk Grove v. Newdow decision], I frankly, thought they were joking. This is a decision that offends our national morality, that rejects the most universally-shared values of our country, that diminishes our unity and that attempts to undercut our strength at a time after September 11, when we need the strength and unity that our shared faith in God has historically brought the American people and does today.

There may have been a more senseless, ridiculous decision issued by a court somewhere at some time, but I’ve never heard of it.”

Press Release, June 26, 2002

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • U.S. Senator (D-CT), 1989-present
  • Outstanding Legislator of the Year, Association of the United States Army, 2006
  • Jefferson Lincoln Award, Panetta Institute, 2005
  • Navigator Award, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, 2004
  • Champions of Democracy, DC Vote, 2002
  • National Legislative Award, League of United Latin American Citizens, 2002
  • Congressional Leadership Award, American Jewish Committee, 2001
  • Democratic Candidate for Vice President of the United States, 2000
  • Architect of the New Century, The Nixon Center, 1997
  • Jackson Award, Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, 1997
  • Attorney General, State of Connecticut, 1983-1988
  • Partner, Lieberman, Segaloff and Wolfson, 1972-1983
  • Majority Leader, Senator, Connecticut State Senate, 1971-1980
  • Democratic Nominee, United States House of Representatives, 1980
Education:
  • LLB, Yale Law School, 1967
  • BA, Politics, Economics, Yale University, 1964
Other:
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