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Senate Proceeding on Aug 5th, 2009 :: 4:14:25 to 4:16:29
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4:14:15 to 4:14:25( Edit History Discussion )

House Clerk: states supreme court mr. president, the constitution grants the president the power to nominate and appoint individuals to the federal

Susan Collins

4:14:25 to 4:16:29( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Susan Collins

Susan Collins

4:14:26 to 4:14:49( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: judiciary. it also gives the senate the power of advice and consent to such appointments. it does not, hower, provide any specific guidance senate on how we should exercise this important power.

Susan Collins

4:14:50 to 4:15:11( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: in a democracy, discourse and disagreement are inevitable. some, including myself, would say that these ingredients are not only expected, they are necessary for the healthy continuation of our vibrant, dynamic democracy. given this

Susan Collins

4:15:12 to 4:15:32( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: regarding the scope of the senate's consent are not uncommon, nor unexpected whenever the president puts forth a nominee for the supreme court. in fact, on our constitution was barely

Susan Collins

4:15:33 to 4:15:53( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: dry when the senate rejected john rutledge, one of president washington's 13 nominees to the supreme suggested that they had voted for mr. rutledge out of concern that but the main reason for

Susan Collins

4:15:54 to 4:16:15( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: opposition to mr. rutledge appears to have been the nominee's opposition to the jade treaty with great britain, a treaty popular with "the federalist controlled senate. since mr. rutledge's rejection by the senate

Susan Collins

4:16:16 to 4:16:29( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: have continued to the criteria applicable to their evaluation of supreme court nominees and the degree of

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