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Senate Proceeding on Jul 16th, 2009 :: 5:03:05 to 5:06:14
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Jim Bunning

5:03:05 to 5:03:27( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: circuit court, she must rely heavily on precedent. however, as a justice of the supreme court, she is in a position to set precedent. when i asked her simple questions about how she would treat certain subjects, she retreated to saying that she would use precedent to decide

Jim Bunning

5:03:05 to 5:06:14( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim Bunning

Jim Bunning

5:03:28 to 5:03:49( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: how to proceed. i found this unsatisfactory because she would be setting precedent supreme court the fact throughout her nomination process -- in fact, throughout her nomination process, i have seen her sidestep direct questions time and time again.

Jim Bunning

5:03:50 to 5:04:12( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: we have seen this happen numerous times during her hearings before the judiciary committee. i think we deserve answers to these questions, and we have not gotten them. however, we can learn about her views and how she might perform on the supreme court by studying her record.

Jim Bunning

5:04:13 to 5:04:35( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: she has an which includes 17 years as a judge and prior to that time spent as a prosecutor in the private practice. and as a member of groups such as the puerto rican legal defense and education fund. this giv

Jim Bunning

5:04:36 to 5:04:57( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: such as her decisions, speeches, and other sources. i have studied these, and i would like to comment on them and her views. when i spoke on the nomination of chief justice john roberts in the year 2005, i pointed out the problem of the supreme court and

Jim Bunning

5:04:58 to 5:05:19( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: other judges trying to replace congress and state legislatures. important social issues have been taken out of the political process and been decided by unelected judges. i can say with certainty that this was not the way our

Jim Bunning

5:05:20 to 5:05:40( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: founding fathers and authors of the constitution intended for it to work. the creation of law is reserved for elected legislatures. -- legisla-- legislators chosen by the people. the supreme court is not a nine-person legislature created

Jim Bunning

5:05:41 to 5:06:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: to interact with or replace the united states congress w when judges or justices take the law in if they were a legislative body. it flies in the face of our constitution. be

Jim Bunning

5:06:02 to 5:06:14( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: supreme court or in lower courts, many people have lost respect for our judicial system, and this cannot continue to happen.

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