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Senate Proceeding on Aug 5th, 2009 :: 1:27:50 to 1:29:50
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Richard Burr

1:27:39 to 1:27:59( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: minutes to myself, 15 minutes to senator martinez, 10 minutes to senator bond, and 10 minutes to senator cornyn. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. burr: i thank the president. mr. president, i rise today to express my thoughts on the nomination of judge sonia sotomayor to be the united states supreme court justice. votes on the supreme court

Richard Burr

1:27:50 to 1:29:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Richard Burr

Richard Burr

1:28:00 to 1:28:20( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: nominees are among the mos important cast by a senator and these nominations warrant a full and indeptd debate. we are, afteral highest court in the land. i won't spend much time this morning going through the impressive background of judge

Richard Burr

1:28:21 to 1:28:42( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: sotomayor because i think all members agree that her experience and her academic credentials meet the threshold of what the american people expect in a supreme court justice. prestigious schools in the nation, with a lengthy judicial, judge sotomayor is certainly a quality nominee for the post.

Richard Burr

1:28:43 to 1:29:06( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: i'm also sure that she has inspired many throughout her noble more important than the ivy league schools and the lengthf public service, however, is the judicial record of a nominee and the her tenure on the bench. while many see a lengthy judicial record as something that could only be considered a

Richard Burr

1:29:07 to 1:29:27( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: positive factor in determining a nominee's suitability to serve in the highest court in the land, others, including myself, and many of my constituents, see it as an opportunity for a panna rammic view into the decision-making process of a nominee. just as i looked into the background and experience of judge roberts and judge alito, i did the same thing w

Richard Burr

1:29:28 to 1:29:49( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: sotomayor. and with all of the years she's served on the federal bench, she has plenty of case material to consider. among the most important factors to determine one's suitability to the high cour nominee's understanding an appreciation for the role they're about to take object on.

Richard Burr

1:29:50 to 1:29:51( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: other than having the ultimate

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