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Senate Proceeding 06-09-09 on Jun 9th, 2009 :: 2:43:35 to 2:45:05
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Jeff Sessions

2:43:31 to 2:43:52( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: gave more than a month before the day of the nomination. mr. sessions: will the senator yield for one question? mr. schumer: i will happy to yield to my colleague. mr. sessions: i know that the senator raised the question of doing for this nominee as for the others, if this goes forward as planned, it would be 48 day from nomination announcement,

Jeff Sessions

2:43:35 to 2:45:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions

2:43:53 to 2:44:13( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: really, to the first hearing. i think -- i wonder if from new york would acknowledge that for justice breyer, 65

Jeff Sessions

2:44:14 to 2:44:35( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: days, judge roberts was 55, the shortest and so this would be a shorter period of tim would be given for this nominee who has 3,500 cases. and i would ask if the senator remembers saying with regard to the alito nomination when our democratic nominees asked that it be held over past christmas and at their request it was done so, he said -- quote -- "its more important to do it right

Jeff Sessions

2:44:36 to 2:44:56( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: than to do it quickly. and now we have a bipartisan agreement to do that." so we just simply ask for a bipartisan agreement to do it right and not too fast. and i don't know how we can work it out but i think this isable arbitrary date designed to move this thing forward by a certain

Jeff Sessions

2:44:57 to 2:45:05( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: end game faster than we need to. the vacancy, as the senator knows, does not occur until october when justice souter steps down, and so we do need to

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