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Senate Proceeding on Jan 20th, 2010 :: 1:16:25 to 1:20:45
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Johnny Isakson

1:16:21 to 1:16:41( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: well and that's the evenhandedness with which judge martin has always conducted herself on t bench. i have no doubt that judge martin will serve the people of georgia, alabama, and florida very well on the 11th circuit. she is, to put it plainly, a fair and wise judge. the president couldn't have chosen a more qualified

Johnny Isakson

1:16:25 to 1:20:45( Edit History Discussion )
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Johnny Isakson

1:16:42 to 1:17:02( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: individual for the 11th circuit court of appeals. i'm proud to len her swift confirmation. and, mr. pre floor. mr. isakson: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from georgia is recognized.

Johnny Isakson

1:17:03 to 1:17:24( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: mr. isakson: mr. president, i'm pleased to rise today on the floor of the senate and join my colleague from georgia, to endorse the confirmation, hopefully unanimous confirmation, of judge beverly martin to the 11th circuit court of appeals. i want to thank president obama for sending this nomination forward and the consultation that he had and his people had with senator chambliss and myself. and i want to thankenator

Johnny Isakson

1:17:25 to 1:17:45( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: leahy, the chairman and ranking member sessions from alabama, the ranking member of the judiciary committee, for the diligence in which they approached this confirmation and the speed with which we have now gotten it to the floor. and i've proud on this january day that the vote on judge martin today afternoon will be the first vote of the 2010

Johnny Isakson

1:17:46 to 1:18:06( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: session of the united states congress in the united states senate. mr. president, as senator chambliss said, judge martin comes from a long distinguished family of lawyers from middle georgia, and she comes to the bench with a balanced temperament and the evenhanded process that comes from growing up in middle georgia and having a respect for their fellow man around them.

Johnny Isakson

1:18:07 to 1:18:29( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: mr. president, i don't know judge martin and did not know judge martin until she was nominated, and i'm not an attorney so i didn't have a lot to fall back on when i made my first judgment. so i decided what i would do, what i always did in my 33 years of business, i figured you could always find out what was at the heart of someone by calling those that competed with them, other members of the same profession.

Johnny Isakson

1:18:30 to 1:18:50( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: so i called lawyers, judges, prosecutors around georgia, friends that listen, tell me what you know about judge beverly martin. and without exception, every response was positive. it was interesting, the one district attorney i talked to said, i like her because she's got the tenacity of a prosecutor, and she was a prosecutor in the northern

Johnny Isakson

1:18:51 to 1:19:11( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: district of georgia. i talked to a dear friend of mine who's a judge on the georgia supreme court and he said, she's got the temperament for a judge. and i talked to another practici attorney who had tried cases before her and had competed wh her when she was a practicing attorney herself. and he said, johnny, she is tough and she is fair, but she has a passion for the law and a

Johnny Isakson

1:19:12 to 1:19:33( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: passion for doing what's right. i don't think you can come up with a finer endorsement than those three quotes. i also want t join senator chambliss in acknowledging, in stusd one's record -- studying one's record, some of her decisions which i think have as a former prosecutor, she understands the danger our law enforcement officers go through, she understands the value that

Johnny Isakson

1:19:34 to 1:19:56( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: they serve, and i think her ruling not to stay the execution of the murderer of a columbus, georgia, policeman was absolutely the right decision. her defense of the georgia death penalty law as being constitutional was not only appropriate but i think right. and roughout all of her decisions, one thing is for sure: whether you agreed or not, she gave it the thought and the time necessary to make what she

Johnny Isakson

1:19:57 to 1:20:18( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: felt was the right decision. in the year 2000, the united states senate confirmed judge martin to the northern district court in georgia and it did so unanimously. it is my hope that today, on this day in the united states senate, once again the senate will unanimously approve the confirmation of judge beverly martin to the u.s. 11th circuit court of appeals. and i thank the chair for the time.

Johnny Isakson

1:20:19 to 1:20:40( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: and i yield back my time and would note and note the absence of a quorum. and charge -- i'm s instructions to me sure i do it right -- and c equally between both parties. the presiding officer: is there objection?

Johnny Isakson

1:20:41 to 1:20:48( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: without objection, s ordered.

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