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Senate Proceeding on Aug 5th, 2009 :: 4:19:25 to 4:21:49
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4:19:21 to 4:19:29( Edit History Discussion )

House Clerk: listened to the judiciary committee's h

Susan Collins

4:19:25 to 4:21:49( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Susan Collins

Susan Collins

4:19:30 to 4:19:50( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: concluded that judge sotomayor should be confirmed to our nation's highest court. now, mr. president, my decision to support this nominee does not reflect agreement with her on all of her rulings as a judge serving on the second

Susan Collins

4:19:51 to 4:20:12( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: court of appeals. i the perfunctory manner in which judge sot one case of constitutional consequence. her panel's cursory analysis of the complex and novel questions about the 14th amendment's

Susan Collins

4:20:13 to 4:20:37( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: equal protection clause and title 7 in the ricci case involving the new haven firefighters, the case that has been called a reverse scrimination case, was as unfortunate as the decision itself. indeed, in contrast to her

Susan Collins

4:20:38 to 4:21:03( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: panel's one-paragraph the supreme court in this case needed nearl deba statutory question presented, never mind the constitutional questions that were set aside for another day.

Susan Collins

4:21:04 to 4:21:28( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: but my concerns of judge sotomayor's rulings as well as some of her prior comments over 17 years on the federal bench not warrant my confirmation.

Susan Collins

4:21:29 to 4:21:53( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: upon reading decisions, upon questioning her at length, and hearing her response to probing questions, i have concluded understands the proper role of a judge and that she is committed to applying the law impartially,

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