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Senate Proceeding on Feb 2nd, 2009 :: 1:53:30 to 1:57:30
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Jeff Sessions

1:53:26 to 1:53:46( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: i think this is a great moment of opportunity for the country and for the department of justice and i hope that we elect -- general holder with a very, very strong number when we get to this vote. i yield the floor. the presiding officer: under the previous order the senator from alabama is minutes. mr. sessions: mr. president, i

Jeff Sessions

1:53:30 to 1:57:30( Edit History Discussion )
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Jeff Sessions

1:53:47 to 1:54:07( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: ask to be notified in three minutes. the presiding officer: the chair will do so. mr. sessions: mr. president, senator whitehouse and i both served as united states attorneys, so he also serveds a federal judge, supervising prosecutions and trying cases here in the district as the united states

Jeff Sessions

1:54:08 to 1:54:30( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: attorney. he served four years as attorney general and it did many good things during that made several serious errors, which i think he has been honest to and i believe he has and has committed not to make again, which was really to be influenced by the president,

Jeff Sessions

1:54:31 to 1:54:51( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: president clinton to do pardons that he should not have been influenced by. i would note he's moving -- he's moved away from that heritage of judge and prosecutor, active in the john kerry campaign, in the obama campaign. so i've talked to him. i believe he will be a responsible legal officer and

Jeff Sessions

1:54:52 to 1:55:16( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: not a politician as the attorney general and i intend to support him. i just want to take a minute to express a growing concern i have about the -- my beloved department of justice where i spent 15 years as a prosecutor on something i respect so highly

Jeff Sessions

1:55:17 to 1:55:39( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: and i would just say that we do need to eliminate politics from this office. some of the nominees coming up disturb me and the pattern of them is disturbing. allanea kegan has been nominated for the solicitor general, dean

Jeff Sessions

1:55:40 to 1:56:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: as the law school, barred the coming on campus as long as she could successfully get away with it and she actually filed a brief in the supreme court when congress was so fed up with the idea that american universities wouldn't allow the united states military to come on campus to ask students if they would like

Jeff Sessions

1:56:02 to 1:56:22( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: to be a part of military, she -- she led the fight with an appeal all the way to the supreme court to reverse the solomon amendment which would try colleges and universities to allow the military on campuses or get no funds.

Jeff Sessions

1:56:23 to 1:56:45( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: she led that battle and it was voted down in the supreme court 8-0. the presiding officer: three nutes has approached. mr. sessions: all right. i'd president. the presiding officer: is there objection? mr. leahy: on the republican time? mr. sessions: yes. the presiding officer: without

Jeff Sessions

1:56:46 to 1:57:07( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: objection, so ordered. the office of legal affairs, was the legal professor for the national abortion rights league, the most aggressive pro-abortion group. david ogden, deputy attorney general reprented a horrific

Jeff Sessions

1:57:08 to 1:57:28( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: murder defendant in roper simpson that led to the defendant on the death penalty. thomas perely michael sciavo in that case. he's nominated for the associate attorney general, third in command, dee anthony west represented john walker lindh,

Jeff Sessions

1:57:29 to 1:57:30( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: the taliban guys that been

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