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Senate Proceeding on Aug 5th, 2009 :: 4:16:35 to 4:19:19
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4:16:30 to 4:16:35( Edit History Discussion )

House Clerk: deference accorded to the president. th difficult question.

Susan Collins

4:16:35 to 4:19:19( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Susan Collins

Susan Collins

4:16:36 to 4:16:58( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: some argue that by the to the president is required when confirming judicial nominees, not only bec federal judges are in a separate branch of government but also because they have lifetime appointments. thus, constitutional law scholar

Susan Collins

4:16:59 to 4:17:20( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: john mcguiness concludes that the text of the constitution gives the senate complete and final discretion in whether to accept or approve a many other legal scholars, however, articulate a more constrained role for the senate. they argue that the senate's

Susan Collins

4:17:21 to 4:17:42( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: powers should be exercised narrowly, giving extraordinary deference to the president. under this standard, the would not reject judicial nominees unless they were clearly unqualified to serve. citing alexander

Susan Collins

4:17:43 to 4:18:03( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: federalist 76, those who would constrain the senate's review of judicial nominee advice and consent responsibility was only intended as a incompetence, cronyism, or corruption. as dr. john eastman testified

Susan Collins

4:18:04 to 4:18:24( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: fore the judiciary committee in 2003, the senate's power to advice and consent does quote -- "give the senate a coequal role in the appointment of federal judges." mr. president, the constitutional arguments on both

Susan Collins

4:18:25 to 4:18:46( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: sides of this question on how much deference to give the president are help lightning. but as is so often the case, my personal -- president are enlightening. but as is so often the case, my personal belief is that the truth lies between t as a senator, i have afforded conserable deference to both

Susan Collins

4:18:47 to 4:19:08( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: democrat and republican presidents on their supreme court nominees. in considering judicial nominees, i carefully consider the nominee's qualifications, competency, personal integrity,

Susan Collins

4:19:09 to 4:19:20( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: respect for precedence. those are the tests that i have applied to sony sonia sotomayor. having reviewed her record, questioned her personally, and

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