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Senate Proceeding on Feb 9th, 2010 :: 1:52:15 to 1:55:00
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Patrick Leahy

1:52:13 to 1:52:34( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: i would hope my colleagues will support mr. becker's nomination so we can complete this process. i yield the floor. i apologize to my good friend from vermont. get the record straight on mr. becker. mr. leahy: madam president, no apology is necessary. the presiding officer: the senator fromermont. mr. leahy: the only reason i raised that is because i heard

Patrick Leahy

1:52:15 to 1:55:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Patrick Leahy

1:52:35 to 1:52:55( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: what the or was earlier this afternoon and -- and -- and, madam president, i will put in to the record a full statement on the nomination of joseph a. greenaway and ask that it be

Patrick Leahy

1:52:56 to 1:53:16( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: considered as though read. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. leahy: madam president, i note that this nominee is for the seat vacated by justice alito when he was conrmed to the supreme court a year ago. and -- or more. two weeks ago i came to the

Patrick Leahy

1:53:17 to 1:53:39( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: floor to address supreme court cases when justice alito was decisive and decisive. the greenaway nomination, i think will be -- will be a breath of fresh air in that circuit. i am sorry that after it was -- after he was confirmed unanimouslyarly last year,

Patrick Leahy

1:53:40 to 1:54:00( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: we've had to wait until now to get himp for a vote. i mentioned the alito decision, citizens united v. the federal election commission, it shows how the change in just one justice can have serious consequences for hard-working americans. and our knock -- americans and

Patrick Leahy

1:54:01 to 1:54:22( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: our democracy. that decision is looked at because it shows an act of this court probably greater than any time in my adult life and it's probably not being criticized by the other side because, of course, it is conservative activism. it shows a deference of elected branches and a disregard for

Patrick Leahy

1:54:23 to 1:54:46( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: precedent and the rule law of. and with the stroke of a pen, five justices overturned a century of law to permit corporations to overwhelm and even corrupt our democratic process. worse than that, it even allows if a country like china, for example, wanted to get involved in our

Patrick Leahy

1:54:47 to 1:55:00( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: to do is set up a small american subsidiary and pour millions, even billions of dollars int it if they wanted. madam president, i note that the distinguished senior senator from new jersey and the senator,

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