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Senate Proceeding on Jun 17th, 2009 :: 7:38:00 to 7:43:00
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Jeff Sessions

7:37:57 to 7:38:19( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: senator from alabama. mr. sessions: my colleague from illinois is such a fine lawyer and excellent senator. i just would about some of the ideas he respected. one, he raised a question of brown v. board of education where the supreme court held that separate was not equal. and that

Jeff Sessions

7:38:00 to 7:43:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions

7:38:20 to 7:38:40( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: justification for a judge setting policy. they thought it wasn't good policy. but i would see it differely, mr. president. i would see brown v. board of education as the supreme court saying that the constitution of the united states guara every american equal protection

Jeff Sessions

7:38:41 to 7:39:03( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: of the laws and they found that in segregated schools, some people were told they must go to this school solely because of their race, some people must goes to this school solely because of their race, and that in fact it wasn't equal. there are several constitutional

Jeff Sessions

7:39:04 to 7:39:25( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: issues plainly there, and i don't think that was an activist policy-making decision. i veapt schools in which a person was mandated to go to one or the other based on their race violated the clause of the united states, and

Jeff Sessions

7:39:26 to 7:39:49( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: in effect they also found it wang equal, which they were correct -- it wasn't equal, which they were correct in doing. in regard to the lilly ledbetter cairks senator durbin and my democratic colleagues during the last campaigand during the last several years have talked about this case a i wou just say that everybody knows it's a

Jeff Sessions

7:39:50 to 7:40:12( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: whenever a wrong is inflicted upon an individual, they have a certain time within which to file their claim. it's called the statute of limitations. if you don't file it within time allowed by law, then you are barred from filing that lawsuit t happens all over america in cases throughout the country.

Jeff Sessions

7:40:13 to 7:40:34( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: the u.s. supreme court heard the evidence and it was argued in the united states supreme court. this one whraid did i lilly ledbetter took her case all the way to the supreme court. they held it and they concluded that she had -- was aware of the unfair wage practes that she alleged long before the statute

Jeff Sessions

7:40:35 to 7:40:58( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: of limitation and that by the time she filed her late and in fact one of the key witnesses so it was years after. and so they concluded that, okay? the congress, fulfilling its proper role, was unhappy about it and has passed a law that i

Jeff Sessions

7:40:59 to 7:41:20( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: think unwisely mudes the statute of limitations on these kinds of cases dramatically but would give her a chance to be successful or another person in their circumstance to be successful. so the supreme court -- this wasn't a conservative act decision. it was a fact-based analysis by the supreme court by which they coluded that she waited too

Jeff Sessions

7:41:21 to 7:41:42( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: long to bring the lawsuit and it was barred. and congress, thinking that was not changed the statute of limitations so more people would be able to prevail. it's not wrong for a -- for the court to strike down bad laws.

Jeff Sessions

7:41:43 to 7:42:05( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: we just had a little to do the attorney general holder today in the judiciary committee in which the office of legal counsel of the department of justice had written an opinion that he -- has still kept it hid that declar passed to give the district of

Jeff Sessions

7:42:06 to 7:42:27( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: columbia -- not a state, but a district -- a united states congressman wa unconstitutional. he didn't want that out since he and the president supported giving a congressman to the district of columbia, but i think that case is going up to the supreme court, and i would expect it will come back, like a because i don't think that was constitutional. and i don't believe that that's

Jeff Sessions

7:42:28 to 7:42:48( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: activism 0 or an abuse of power. it's simply a plain the constitution, and if the congress passes laws in violation of the constitution, they should be struck down. there's nothing wrong with if the court is doing it in an objective, fair way, not allowing political, cull tiewcialtion or

Jeff Sessions

7:42:49 to 7:43:00( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: other biases -- cultural, or other biases entering into the matter. so i think great discussion abo the federal government and our federal courts. i look forward it. i really durbin.

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