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Senate Proceeding on Aug 3rd, 2010 :: 7:42:50 to 7:45:15
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Amy Klobuchar

7:42:40 to 7:43:02( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: in thisnstance particularly a good example for us all. with that, madam president, i yield ms. klobuchar: madam president? the presiding officer:he senator from minnesota. ms. klobuchar: madam president, this concludes our, i think, very broad discussion about all of the fine qualifications of elena kagan for this job and again refuting

Amy Klobuchar

7:42:50 to 7:45:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar

7:43:03 to 7:43:23( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: the words of one of our colleagues, unfortunate words in which he said i believe stkhaoes not have the -- she does not have the gifts or qualities of mind one must have to be a justice. when you look at the words of so many people across this country, along so many ideological lines, 69 law school deans who wrote about her knowledge of the law

Amy Klobuchar

7:43:24 to 7:43:44( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: and skills in legal analysis are -- quote -- "first rate." they say her writings in constitutional law and administrative law are highly respected and widely cited. they say she was an incisive and astute analyst of law with a deep understanding of both doctrine and policy. you look what the national association of women judges

Amy Klobuchar

7:43:45 to 7:44:06( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: said, and this is what they wrote. we recognizehe essential qualifications that a is justice of our highest court must have. super kwror intellectual capacity as well as an intimate knowledge and deep understanding of constitutional law. it cannot be seriously disputed that general kagan brings these qualifications with her in abundae.

Amy Klobuchar

7:44:07 to 7:44:29( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: the women's bar association. solicitor general kagan's intellect and legal acumen have been recognized by those across the political spectrum. of course i already read into the record the words of the national district attorneys association. so many people have written in support of solicitor general kagan. but really i would say noords meant more to me than the words

Amy Klobuchar

7:44:30 to 7:44:51( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: of our colleague, senator aham, who is haoerbgs across the aisle -- who is here, across the aisle, who had the courage to stand up and explains why he made the decision to support her nomination. and he made very clear that he didn't agree with every position she'd ever taken or would agree with every decision that she would ever make. but he talked about our role as

Amy Klobuchar

7:44:52 to 7:45:12( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: members of the senate not to be political arbiters here in terms of who the judge should be, but to really have the role of oversight, to figure out what the qualifications were. did this person meet the does this person have the judgment to make decisions in very difficult cases? and as senator graham so

Amy Klobuchar

7:45:13 to 7:45:15( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: eluently stated that day during the hearing, solicitor

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