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Senate Proceeding on Sep 10th, 2007 :: 0:56:48 to 1:02:18
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Arlen Specter

0:53:16 to 0:56:48( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Arlen Specter

Arlen Specter

0:56:29 to 0:56:48( Edit History Discussion )

Arlen Specter: or two at the conclusion of his comments to introduce intro dues a bill. b burr before i thank the senator from pennsylvania. it gives mereat pleasure to stand before my colleagues today to urge

Richard Burr

0:56:48 to 0:57:04( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: them to confirm two great lawyers from north carolina to be u.s. district court judges. i take a moment to commend my colleagues on the judiciary committee for unanimously reporting out bill osteen

Richard Burr

0:56:48 to 1:02:18( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Richard Burr

Richard Burr

0:57:04 to 0:57:18( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: jr. and martin reidinger before we adjourn. i thank ranking member specter and judicial chairman to make sure the nominees get hearings and votes on the senate floor. i'm grateful for the care and passion

Richard Burr

0:57:18 to 0:57:31( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: the judiciary committee members approach their responsibility of examining nominees for federal judgeships. i've often said there's no area of our daily likes not somehow affected by judicial decisions.

Richard Burr

0:57:31 to 0:57:45( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: the decisions made by judges today have a lasting effect, long after we're gone from this institution. it's critical the federal judges serve to administer justice according to the strict interpretation

Richard Burr

0:57:45 to 0:57:59( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: of law and the constitution. we have before us today the opportunity to contirm two confirm two individuals committed to doing just that. as i mentioned this my remarks before the judiciary committee, when

Richard Burr

0:57:59 to 0:58:13( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: we had his hearing, this is not the first time somebody by the name of bill osteen has been before the senate for consideration. 15 years ago bill osteen's father was confirmed to be a u.s. district

Richard Burr

0:58:13 to 0:58:24( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: court judge. bill osteen jr. was nominated by the president to be a federal judge because here's qualified to serve on the bench and i'm confident here will continue to work with a strong judicial

Richard Burr

0:58:24 to 0:58:38( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: system in north carolina. born and raised in north carolina here attended the university of north carolina, chapel hill for both undergraduate and for graduate law school. here has a diverse legal

Richard Burr

0:58:38 to 0:58:49( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: background and has litigated many cases spanning all areas of the legal provision. trying both civil and criminal matters, bill spent much of his time in the federal courtroom. after today, i hope here

Richard Burr

0:58:49 to 0:59:02( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: continues to spend his time in the federal courtroom but now for a different reason, in a different seat. while i'm impressed by the professional qualifications here will bring to the bench if

Richard Burr

0:59:02 to 0:59:29( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: confirmed perhaps most importantly, bill is a good man. bill's a family man. here's a go dad to his two children ann bennett and bill and a good husband to his wife, elizabeth. i urge my colleagues

Richard Burr

0:59:29 to 0:59:41( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: to support bill's nomination and to confirm him to serve on the north carolina federal bench. martin readinger reidinger, is before the stat today. here attended the north carolina for undergraduate

Richard Burr

0:59:41 to 0:59:57( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: and law degree and his practice in western north carolina has existed for a number of years. throughout his career here has handled all types of cases representing a wide range of clients and has appeared

Richard Burr

0:59:57 to 1:00:13( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: in all levels of state and federal court. i had the pleasure of meeting martin's family, his wife, patty, and his four children. his family and friends are proud of him for accomplishments and

Richard Burr

1:00:13 to 1:00:26( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: here has continuously expressed how honored here is to be considered for the federal bench.~ these two nominees, with tremendous legal experience and unwavering commitment to their families and character

Richard Burr

1:00:26 to 1:00:39( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: that is without question. on too many occasions, mr. president, we have let judicial nominees escalate into contentious debates where good people's reputations are tarnish tarnished as a result

Richard Burr

1:00:39 to 1:00:51( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: of partisan politics. we've seen it throughout history and no one party is to blame, unfortunately. both share blame. but it's great to see how this body can come together and work can make the difference

Richard Burr

1:00:51 to 1:01:07( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: in the lives of members americans. as policymakers, our debate certainly affects every american american. we hear from thousands of constituents every week, and when we make decisions, we think

Richard Burr

1:01:07 to 1:01:22( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: about how to best balance the compete ing policy positions so that we're able to make gd laws. but every day, judges see how these laws we're responsible for making apply in real life. they don't

Richard Burr

1:01:22 to 1:01:33( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: have the benefit of change ing the law based on who appears before them. we owe it to our constituents to put fair-minded and qualified judges on the bench who are confident who we'reconfident will apply

Richard Burr

1:01:33 to 1:01:44( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: the law this body passes in an impartial manner. by confirming bill osteen and martin karl reidinger to the federal bench in north carolina, i believe we're fulfilling that obligation. i urge my colleagues

Richard Burr

1:01:44 to 1:02:01( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: to support both of their nominations. mr. president, i yield the floor floor. the presiding officer: the senator from pennsylvania. p mr. specter: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent for an additional

Richard Burr

1:02:01 to 1:02:18( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: three minutes. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. specter: mr. president, i have sought the recognition to introduce legislation to establish a report as privileged the situation in the united

Arlen Specter

1:02:18 to 1:02:35( Edit History Discussion )

Arlen Specter: states today is that newspaper reporters, journalists are subject to compulsory process to disclose confidential informants informants. the matter came to a head with the incarceration of "new york times"

Arlen Specter

1:02:18 to 1:04:12( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Arlen Specter

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