Date: SEPTEMBER 15, 2005
FEINGOLD: Just to return, for the record, for a moment: the item that the judge referred to in terms of judicial conference policy is actually the policy that I was concerned about that I thought was a step backward, and I just wanted that reflected in the record.
I'm also, Mr. Chairman, wanting to put an item in the record. I'm not going to ask more questions about Judge Roberts's memo recommending against the president stating the HIV could not be transmitted through casual contact.
But I do want to make sure the record is complete. I would like to submit for the record Judge Roberts's memo on that issue from September 1985, Centers for Disease Control documents from 1982 and 1985, and a number of news stories from August and September 1985 reporting the CDC's conclusion that HIV could not be spread through casual contact.
I would not that there are several articles in this collection from The Washington Post on September 4, 1985, the date of the article that Senator Coburn submitted yesterday, that I think makes this clear as well.
Mr. Chairman, if those items could be entered in the record. Mr. Chairman?
SPECTER: Yes, without objection, so ordered.