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Senate Proceeding on Jul 14th, 2010 :: 4:52:15 to 4:54:15
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Jeff Sessions

4:52:15 to 4:52:35( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: then make based on the position to which they're nominated. mr. sessions: i correct. and the standard is, among other things, if you're -- impartiality might reasonably be questioned. and many judges are very sensitive about this.

Jeff Sessions

4:52:15 to 4:54:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions

4:52:36 to 4:52:57( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: you know, if you got a -- a -- you own a bunch of stock and you've got one share in a big company like g.e. or something in a case involving -- and a you, you expect to recuse yourself even though it is unlikely to have a real impact on your finance, but it doesn't look good.

Jeff Sessions

4:52:58 to 4:53:19( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: you could be -- i question. i think we're entitled to know how sensitive this nominee is going to be to the dangers of her impartiality being questioned even if the -- her actions are not such that clearly, a a matter of judicial ethics, mandates a recusal. so i think we need to talk about

Jeff Sessions

4:53:20 to 4:53:42( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: that barrasso, i feel like the american people that you meet with -- the american people i meet with who are concerned about governmental overreach, who wonder if we've lost all sense of the limited power of this government in washington, if -- i believe those people are

Jeff Sessions

4:53:43 to 4:54:03( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: entitled nfidence that anybody confirmed to the supreme court will not sit on a case if they can't be impartial or if their impartiality could even recently be -- reasonably be questioned. i thank you for your leadership on this issue. i thank you for the colloquy.

Jeff Sessions

4:54:04 to 4:54:16( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: i hope to get a complete answer from the nominee soon about any involvement she may have had explicitly and then to perhaps also to inquire further about to

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