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Senate Proceeding on Apr 14th, 2010 :: 3:33:10 to 3:34:55
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Amy Klobuchar

3:33:06 to 3:33:27( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: friend, my colleague, the senator from minnesota, to make a few moments. ms. klobuchar: thank you very much, senator warner. madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from minnesota. ms. klobuchar: as a member of the judiciary committee i have seen what's going on here. we get these nominations through our committee and then they vanish into thin air. you look at the numbers with what's going on here. you've got a situation where

Amy Klobuchar

3:33:10 to 3:34:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar

3:33:28 to 3:33:50( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: president bush had 100 circuit and district court kweurpgss during the first -- court confirmations during the first two years of his president. today president obama has only 18. there are literally dozens of nominees awaiting. why does this matter? we can spend the morning pporting out numbers -- spouting out numbers and talking about the differences between the months.

Amy Klobuchar

3:33:51 to 3:34:12( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: why does it matter? doesn't get prosecuted, someone running a drug ring because there is not a judge or prosecutor to bring a case in front of. i know because i was a prosecutor running an office of 400 people and i saw what would happen if we didn't have enough judges. or it's about a felon in possession of a gun and you can't bring his case up because you've got such a heavy duty

Amy Klobuchar

3:34:13 to 3:34:34( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: queue of cases going on and you can't get the criminals off the streets. this is about a very complicated white-collar crime like you've seen with that bernie madoff case or a recent case we had in minnesota, a lengthy trial involving a gun that got 50-year sentence. if we don't have the kwrupblgs to hahn -- the judges to handle those cases, these criminals are

Amy Klobuchar

3:34:35 to 3:34:55( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: going to be out there rampantly committing crimes. that is what this is about. i would say this before i turn it over to my colleague, the senator from, president bush had 1 hundred circuit and district court nominations during the rst two years of his presidency. today president obama has 18. if we're going to hit this 100 number and get 82 more judges confirmed we're going to have to

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