The Senate Judiciary Committee: Graveyard for Liberal Legislation
James Eastland's Judiciary Committee in the Ninety-second Congress consisted of sixteen senators. The Democratic majority (in order of seniority) was Eastland, John L. McClellan ( Ark.), Sam J. Ervin, Jr. ( N.C.), Philip A. Hart ( Mich.), Edward M. Kennedy ( Mass.), Birch Bayh ( Ind.), Quentin N. Burdick ( N.D.), Robert C. Byrd ( W. Va.), and John V. Tunney ( Cal.). The Republicans were Roman L. Hruska( Neb.), Hiram L. Fong ( Ha.), Hugh Scott ( Pa.), Strom Thurmond ( S.C.), Marlow W. Cook ( Ky.), Charles McC. Mathias, Jr. ( Md.), and Edward J. Gurney ( Fla.). The same men sat on the committee in the Ninety-third Congress.