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Senate Proceeding on Aug 5th, 2010 :: 1:31:50 to 1:37:15
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Richard Burr

1:31:37 to 1:31:57( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: a senator: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from north carolina. mr. burr: madam president, i would like to e up to five minutes of senator demint's time to continue my remarks as it relates to ms. kagan. and i would ask unanimous consent that my remarks be structured in the official

Richard Burr

1:31:50 to 1:37:15( Edit History Discussion )
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Richard Burr

1:31:58 to 1:32:20( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: record so they were notwm interrupted. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. burr: where i left off, madam president, was on the second amendment. when ms. kagan wrote that the petitioner's sole contention is that the district of columbia firearms statutes violate his constitutional rights to keep

Richard Burr

1:32:21 to 1:32:43( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: and bear arms, and then said i'm not sympathetic. that was her remarks to justice thurgood marshall. ms. kagan also worked on several anti-second amendment initiatives in the clinton administration. she worked on the clinton administration's response to the 97 -- 1997 decision striking down parts of the brady handgun law.

Richard Burr

1:32:44 to 1:33:05( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: the court said the government tkphot command -- could not command law officers to conduct federal background checks on handgun purchases. she considered such as outlawing the sale of handguns and also suggested that president clinton issue an executive order to do the same.

Richard Burr

1:33:06 to 1:33:28( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: she coauthored two policy memos advocating for events in gun control proposals including legislation requiring background checks for all secondary market gunurchases, a gun tracing initiative, a new law holding adults liable for giving children easy access to guns and a call for a new gun design that

Richard Burr

1:33:29 to 1:33:50( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: can onlye shot by its authorized adult. she drafted an executive order restricting the import aviation dozens of semiassault rifles that had been considered sporting and importable under the 1994 assault weapons ban. one of her colleagues in the white house described the p plan by saying -- and i quote -- "we're taking the law and bending it as far as we can to

Richard Burr

1:33:51 to 1:34:11( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: capture a whole new class of guns." she also worked on an effort to allow background check information from lawful states to be retained by law enforcement. and a member of her staff wrote -- and i quote -- "the longer we keep records, even days and weeks, the more useful it will be in the overall law enforcement tool. this is sko ebgs of course

Richard Burr

1:34:12 to 1:34:32( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: exactly what gunners -- this is of course exactly what gunners don't want." on partial-birth abortion and taxpayer funded abortion, ms. kagan also has a history of far left advocacy of abortion kwraourbgs skewing even her -- issues, skewing even her legal judgments based on personal politics. when working for justice

Richard Burr

1:34:33 to 1:34:53( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: marshall she urged him to vote to deny review of a lower court decision urging prison inmates had a constitutional right to taxpayer funded elective abortions. even though she admitted parts of the decision were ludicrous and the facts showed no constitutional violation, she called it well intentioned. she insisted the courts should

Richard Burr

1:34:54 to 1:35:16( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: deny review and let this decision stand because she was concerned the court might, i quote, "create some bad law on abortion." unquote. memos and handwritten notes during her time in the clinton white house demonstrate she pushed even the clinton administration further to the left on the issue. president clinton at the time

Richard Burr

1:35:17 to 1:35:38( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: expressed a desire to ban all elective partial birth abortions to which, as she wrote in a handwritten note to the white house counsel at the time -- and i quote -- "this is a problem." she was the lead person working on a strategy to ensure elective partial birth abortion remained available without real restrictions. in one memo, she lays out her plan to support a ban that

Richard Burr

1:35:39 to 1:35:59( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: includes a general health exception that would make the ban largely meaningless, even when she heard the american college of obstetricians and gynecologists were prepared to issue a statement certifying they could identify no circumstances under which the partial birth procedure would be the only option to save the life

Richard Burr

1:36:00 to 1:36:21( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: or preserve the health of a woman, she continued her fight. in an internal white house memo, she notes that the medical statement -- quote -- "would be a disaster." for the white house's case against partial-birth abortion ban. documents show she drafted new language edging the original medical judgment which the organization then published as

Richard Burr

1:36:22 to 1:36:42( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: their own. verbatim. she then authored a memo to president clinton arguing that his preferred approach without the health exception was unconstitutional and that the groups will go crazy. quote. of course, in 2003, congress passed and president bush signed a lawrohibiting partial-birth abortion without such a health

Richard Burr

1:36:43 to 1:37:03( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: exception. the supreme court upheld that law. in conclusion, madam president, i'm afraid ms. kagan's record demonstrates that she substitutes her own political viewpoints for legal judgment. if ms. kagan will add to

Richard Burr

1:37:04 to 1:37:15( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: washington's growing disregard for the constitution of this country and its limits on government power instead of protecting against intrusion and government actions as the courts

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