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Senate Proceeding on Jul 9th, 2008 :: 2:17:01 to 2:18:49
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2:16:49 to 2:17:01( Edit History Discussion )

based upon constitutional questions they had no obligation to assess. significant constitutional question of whether the president's program was constitutional or lawful is properly addressed in cases against

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

2:17:01 to 2:17:41( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: government officials who were not immune. these cases can and should continue without regard to this legislation. i would ask that people oppose this amendment. the presiding officer: the question's on

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

2:17:01 to 2:18:49( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Robert P. Casey, Jr.

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

2:17:13 to 2:17:28( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: of the amendment. the presiding officer: the yeas and nays have been ordered. the clerk will call the roll. vote: ~ vote: | vote: ~ the presiding officer: the yeas are 32, the nays vi 6. the amendment

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

2:17:28 to 2:17:49( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: is not agreed to. there will now be a period of two minutes. the senate come to order.| please take your conversations out of the senate. there will number a period of two minutes ofut debate equally

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

2:17:49 to 2:18:07( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: divided prior to a vote on the amendment fered by the senator from pennsylvania, mr. specter. and the senate will come to order. please take your conversations out of the senate. the senator from pennsylvania.

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

2:18:07 to 2:18:26( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: mr. specte r: mr. president, the senate is not in order. the presiding officer: the senate is not in order. please take your conversations out of the senate. the senator from pennsylvania. mr. specter: mr.

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

2:18:26 to 2:18:37( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: president, i urge my colleagues who vote for the pending amendment to avoid two unprecedented actions. one is that the senate is being called upon to vote on retroactive immunity from a program that

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

2:18:37 to 2:18:49( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: most of the members don't know and haven't been briefed o. we frequently vote on matters that we -- briefed on. we frequently vote on matters that we don't know about but not when it's so blatant, when it's

Arlen Specter

2:18:49 to 2:19:05( Edit History Discussion )

Arlen Specter: on the record that we don't know abnoout it, we're caught red-handed. and we ought not be giving retroactive immunity on a program where most of the members haven't been briefed. the second unprecedented

Arlen Specter

2:18:49 to 2:19:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Arlen Specter

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