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Senate Proceeding on Jun 24th, 2009 :: 6:30:30 to 6:36:10
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Mary Landrieu

6:30:27 to 6:30:47( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: that she's here today to discuss this nominee. ms. landrieu: mr. president? the presiding office the senator from louisiana. ms. landrieu: thank you, mr. president. i thank my colleague passionate remarks about this particular nominee, and i'm happy to join many of my colleagues in supporting a woman

Mary Landrieu

6:30:30 to 6:36:10( Edit History Discussion )
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Mary Landrieu

6:30:48 to 6:31:09( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: that i c extraordinarily accomplished woman, and commend president obama for his selection. as the senate judiciary committee prepares for its confirmation hearing, i wanted to come to the floor to my strong support for this nominee.

Mary Landrieu

6:31:10 to 6:31:30( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: as we all know, the supreme court serves as the highest tribunal in final arbitrator of our laws, the supreme court justice are charged, mr. president, with ensuring the american people achieve the promise of equal justice under our law and serving as interpreters constitution.

Mary Landrieu

6:31:31 to 6:31:51( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: it's a very important charge. it's our duty as senators to ensure that the members of high to confirm, serve as impartial and fair-minded, who apply our laws, not merely their ideology. the american people deserve no less.

Mary Landrieu

6:31:52 to 6:32:14( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: a number of my colleagues have expressed concerns regarding this nominee. those are not concerns that i share. having reviewed her resume, her academic reviewed herime both on the bench, on the second circuit as well as in a trial capacity, she

Mary Landrieu

6:32:15 to 6:32:37( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: has an expansive judicial record, and i think that provides evidence of the kind of judge that she will be just as she will be on the supreme court. she's been described as a fearless and effective prosecutor. she has for six years as a trial judge in new york, a the federal district court and

Mary Landrieu

6:32:38 to 6:33:00( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: 11 years on the circuit court of appeals. so she has been in the courtroom, on both sides of the bench, representing a variety of different kinds of clients. and she has written extensively. and i think that record reflects the kind of balance, fair-minded, intellectual rigor

Mary Landrieu

6:33:01 to 6:33:22( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: that we are looking for. talking about democratic and republican parties, she has been appointed by both the democratic administration and a republican administration. so, clearly, there -- clearly there were some things sean by

Mary Landrieu

6:33:23 to 6:33:44( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: her in -- sean -- she's participated in 3,000 decisions, she has written efer 4 -- over 4000 -- would bring more federal judicial decision to the supreme court than any justice in 100 years. i powerful statement and i think compelling statement to the

Mary Landrieu

6:33:45 to 6:34:05( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: members of this body. i had, as many of us had the opportunity to meet with judge sotomayor in my office earlier this month. in addition to having an impressive professional resume, her personal journey also captured my attention

Mary Landrieu

6:34:06 to 6:34:27( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: woman from atruggling, very middle class background from the onx, came up the hard way with a lot of hard knocks, wit but with a loving around her to lead her and guide her, tutors and teachers who saw

Mary Landrieu

6:34:28 to 6:34:50( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: in this young girl a tremendous amount of promise and potential. and asia has certain -- and she has certainly potential that her mother and others saw in her at a young age. person that will bring not only strong intellect and character

Mary Landrieu

6:34:51 to 6:35:11( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: and credibility, but a tremendous breadth of experience that will the court and the issues before them today and in the near future. she's not only been a champion in many ways, but her life has been an inspiration to all americans proving that with determination and hard work

Mary Landrieu

6:35:12 to 6:35:33( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: anything's possible. and, finally, it goes without saying, she's a historic choice that will bring a wealth of experience and to the nation's highest court. when confirmed, she will become only the third woman to serve on the nation's highest cou and the f the history of the united states.

Mary Landrieu

6:35:34 to 6:35:54( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: this is truly a remarkable turning point. i wish she could receive because just because of her gender or cultural background, i believe her resume should garner the support of a broad range of members of this body. hopefully that is the way it

Mary Landrieu

6:35:55 to 6:36:11( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: will come out in the final vote. she most certainly, from my review, deserves our support, and i look forward to doing what i can to process through her nomination when it's debated as it is today by the full senate.

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