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Senate Proceeding on Jul 16th, 2009 :: 5:06:20 to 5:09:19
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Jim Bunning

5:06:20 to 5:06:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: the political systems begin to tune out the courts and ignore their decisions altogether, it would be a grave situation for our country. during their confirmations, i felt that chief justice roberts and justice alito understood this.

Jim Bunning

5:06:20 to 5:09:19( Edit History Discussion )
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Jim Bunning

5:06:42 to 5:07:03( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: that is probably the biggest reason why i voted for them. i'm afraid that i cannot say the same for judge sotomayor. much has been said about judge sotomayor's wide latina woman comments. even though they have been

Jim Bunning

5:07:04 to 5:07:25( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: discussed many times over, they are still relevant and speak to her views on the role of judges. in her infamous 201 speech, she said that a a wise latina woman

Jim Bunning

5:07:26 to 5:07:48( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male. this shows a clear method of her thinking and indicates she accepts the idea that personal experiences a influence a judge's rulings

Jim Bunning

5:07:49 to 5:08:10( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: rather than the the constitution. she uses the words "wise latina woman" phrase in at least four other speeches, the most recent being in 2004. the fact that she repeated it so

Jim Bunning

5:08:11 to 5:08:32( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: often indicates that believes it. she has said that the notion of being impartial on the bench an aspiration and has gone on to claim that by ignoring our differences as women or men of

Jim Bunning

5:08:33 to 5:08:53( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: color, we do a to law and society. when president obama began discussing what sort of person he wanted to nominate to the supreme court, he put a premium on the nominee having empathy. well, it appears that he got his

Jim Bunning

5:08:54 to 5:09:15( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: wish. empathy in and of itself is not a bad thing. however, in this means that the law would lose out to a justice who feels an or the other.

Jim Bunning

5:09:16 to 5:09:20( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: empathy belongs best in legislatures where it can

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