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Senate Proceeding on Aug 5th, 2009 :: 0:37:05 to 0:39:40
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Amy Klobuchar

0:37:04 to 0:37:25( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: governor of my neighboring state, new hampshire, then-governor shaheen, now senator shaheen. i know both of them are going to speak, so i'll take no more time. i will yield the senator klobu the presiding officer: the senator from minnesota is recognized fplt ms. klobuchar: thank you very much, mr. president. thank you, mr. chairman.

Amy Klobuchar

0:37:05 to 0:39:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar

0:37:26 to 0:37:47( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: thank you for those strong remarks obehalf of judge sotomayor, strong remarks for a very strong nominee. more importantly, as the senate skwraourbgts i want to thank you and -- judiciary committee, i want to thank you and senator sessions for the way you conducted the confirmation hearing, the dignity that was shown to the nominee in that hearing. i think that was very important to the process.

Amy Klobuchar

0:37:48 to 0:38:08( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: we may not have agreed with the conclusions that some of our colleagues reached, but no one can dispute that the hearing was cond this is a nominee who shows great dignity every step of the way. today i will be speaking in support of judge sotomayor's nomination, but first i'm going to be joined by several of my

Amy Klobuchar

0:38:09 to 0:38:29( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: esteemed fellow women senators, including senator shaheen of new hampshire, who is here already. senator stabenow of michigan. senator gillibrand from new york. and senator murray of washington state. we all know that this nomination is reasons, but one of them, of course, is that judge sotomayor will be only the third woman to

Amy Klobuchar

0:38:30 to 0:38:50( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: ever join the supreme court of the united states of america. we well-qualified. she's got more federal judicial experience than any nominee for the past 100 years. that's something that's remarkable. but i do think it's worth remembering what it was like to be a nominee for this court as a woman even just a few years ago.

Amy Klobuchar

0:38:51 to 0:39:11( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: it's worth rembering, for example, that when justice o'connor graduateed from law school, the only offer she got from law firms -- after graduating from stanford law school -- were foregal secretary positions. justice o'connor who graduated third in her class of law school saw her accomplishments reduced

Amy Klobuchar

0:39:12 to 0:39:32( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: to one question: can she type. justice ginsb entered harvard law school, she was one of more than 500. the dean of the law school demanded she justify why she deserved a seat that could have gone to a man. later she was passed over for a prestigious clerkship despite her impressive credentials.

Amy Klobuchar

0:39:33 to 0:39:40( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: nonetheless, both of these women persevered and they certainly prevailed much their undeniable merits triumph those who sought

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