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Senate Proceeding 06-09-09 on Jun 9th, 2009 :: 5:50:50 to 5:54:45
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Jeff Sessions

5:50:48 to 5:51:09( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: the 4:20 votes and find that not objectionable on the other side so i would inform our colleagues we are going to proceed as if in morning business and i ask proceed we >> without objection.

Jeff Sessions

5:50:50 to 5:54:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions

5:51:10 to 5:51:31( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: >> senator sessions is up and >> mr. president? >> senator from alabama. >> i want to thank senator mcconnell for his in particular his concern that he has shown repeatedly on united states judiciary. he is from a member of the judiciary committee and he takes these this use seriously and i

Jeff Sessions

5:51:32 to 5:51:53( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: thinit's important we all do so. i have to say that i am disappointed that this morning we leaed from media reports, i did, that the chairman of the judiciary committee, senator leahy announced we would begin the hearings sotomar.

Jeff Sessions

5:51:54 to 5:52:15( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: i believe that is too early. i don't believe it's far more important we do this matter right than quickly when the announcement was made president obama said that the time we should look to is october 1st when the new supreme court term starts, and i think that always was an achievable

Jeff Sessions

5:52:16 to 5:52:39( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: goal and it's something i said i believe we could achieve and do it in the right way so the question is can we get this done in this rush to fashion. it will confirmation time of any recent nominee. it is a time of shorter than that of justice roberts, now chief justice roberts and we had

Jeff Sessions

5:52:40 to 5:53:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: the need to move that because he was confirmed as it turned out september 29, a couple of days before the new term began. and he was going to be chief justice but the last nominee whose record was much like this,

Jeff Sessions

5:53:02 to 5:53:22( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: justice alito, was late december and the democratic leader on the judiciary committee, it to be put off until last after christmas and the chairmen at the time, senator specter, despite president bush's desire think that is a reasonable

Jeff Sessions

5:53:23 to 5:53:45( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: request and we put it off and was 90 some odd days before that confirmation occred and will over 70 days before the hearings began. so i just want to say mr. president first and foremost we are committed to getting this nominee a fair, good, just hearing but to do

Jeff Sessions

5:53:46 to 5:54:08( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: have an opportunity to xm in the record of some 3500 probably more than 4,000 cases. in addition to that she has given a lot of speeches and has written articles ose need to be analyzed because make no mistake about it, this is the only time, the only opportunity this congress and the american

Jeff Sessions

5:54:09 to 5:54:31( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: people have to play a role what would turn out to of payment, appointment to federal independence and accountability for the rest of their life. so i think it is important we do this and we do i i thank senator mcconnell for his leadership and i am trying to insist we do it right.

Jeff Sessions

5:54:32 to 5:54:47( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: i believe from wha the timeframe unrealistic. more than that it's not necessary. let's do this right. take our time and do it in a way that all i hope as i have said

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