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Senate Proceeding on Oct 4th, 2007 :: 8:19:22 to 8:25:19
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Patrick Leahy

8:04:44 to 8:19:22( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Patrick Leahy

Patrick Leahy

8:19:14 to 8:19:22( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: jones from a list of very qualified candidates. when i met him, i was so impress impressed with his sensitivity, his professionalism, and his overall sense of fairness. throughout his career, judge

Thad Cochran

8:19:22 to 8:19:34( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: jones has won high praise for his judicial demeanor and for the respect that he shows all parties. in the courtroom, judge jones is known for making articulate and powerful statements that make

Thad Cochran

8:19:22 to 8:25:19( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Thad Cochran

Thad Cochran

8:19:34 to 8:19:46( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: clear where he stands. he clearly meets the standard of fairness, even-handedness, and adherence to the law that we all expect from our federal judges. in his personal background, he graduate ed from

Thad Cochran

8:19:46 to 8:20:01( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: seattle university and the university of washington school of law. in private practice, richard jones successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of civil cases. as a state

Thad Cochran

8:20:01 to 8:20:11( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: and a federal prosecute or, he had extensive experience prosecute ing criminal cases. most recently, as a full-time king county superio court judge judge, richard jones has distinguished himself and won

Thad Cochran

8:20:11 to 8:20:22( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: broad support. and in addition to all of those professional responsibilities, judge jones has also been deeply involved in community activities activities. he served as a ymca board mentor and -- board member

Thad Cochran

8:20:22 to 8:20:35( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: and mentored minority youths. he served in opportunities to assist students by supporting youth-oriented legal programs. mr. president, judge jones has shown a imliment to the people of -- a commitment

Thad Cochran

8:20:35 to 8:20:50( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: to the people of his community and that is one of the reasons why they have shown a commitment to him. since he was first appointed in 1994, the vote ers of king county have re-elected him three times.

Thad Cochran

8:20:50 to 8:20:59( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: i know i speak on behalf of a large number of people in my state's legal and law enforcement community in saying that our federal bench will be stronger with richard jones. so it's my pleasure to be here

Thad Cochran

8:20:59 to 8:21:10( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: on the floor this afternoon to support his nomination. he has garnered bipartisan support in my state and i'm confident that his record of fair and unbiased service will earn him a bipartisan vote on

Thad Cochran

8:21:10 to 8:21:21( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: the floor of the senate today. and i urge all of my colleagues to support this nomination. thank you, mr. president. and i yield back my time. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator

Thad Cochran

8:21:21 to 8:21:30( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: from vermont. mr. leahy: mr.resident, we have nominations before us for lifetime appointments to the federal bench of jennifer walker elrod of the fifth circuit, roslyn renee mauskopf for the eastern

Thad Cochran

8:21:30 to 8:21:47( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: district of new york, richard jones for the western district of washington, and sharon aycock, for the northern district of mississippi. the yeas and nays have not been ordered on any of these, have they?

Thad Cochran

8:21:47 to 8:21:57( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: the presiding officer: the nomination of ms. elrod has been reported . mr. leahy: but no request has been made for the yeas and nays, is that correct? the presiding officer: that is correct, senor.

Thad Cochran

8:21:57 to 8:22:07( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: mr. leahy: mr. president, for the interest of my colleagues, i do not anticipate -- i do not intend to ask for the yeas and nays on any of these. i discussed this with the distinguished senior senator

Thad Cochran

8:22:07 to 8:22:20( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: from specifically pennsylvania, senator specter. and i believe i'm authorize ed to speak for him, that he's not going to be requesting the yeas and nays. and i would -- a senator: would my distinguished

Thad Cochran

8:22:20 to 8:22:30( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: chairman yield for a moment? mr. leahy: yes. mr. cardin: as you know, i'm going to be oppose ing the nomination of jennifer walker elrod but i'll not be seeking a record vote. mr. leahy: i thank

Thad Cochran

8:22:30 to 8:22:41( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: the distinguished senator from maryland and i know he's going to be speaking on that for the reasons for his opposition. but i wanted to notify both lead leaders that will know i will not be requesting

Thad Cochran

8:22:41 to 8:22:52( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: a roll call vote on any of these distinguished senior -- any of these.the distinguished senior senator from mississippi is on the floor and i've advised him of that also. these have supports of

Thad Cochran

8:22:52 to 8:23:02( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: their home state senators, and i thank senator murray, cantwell, lott, cornyn, hutchison, schumer, and clinton for their work in connection with these. we made good progress. sometimes we hear

Thad Cochran

8:23:02 to 8:23:10( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: some of the or read some of the fundraising partisan letters which some members of congress have unfortunately lent their names to, apparently not having read them, and realized how inaccurate they

Thad Cochran

8:23:10 to 8:23:19( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: are. you lose sight of the fact that we have made good progress. ese if these nominations today are confirmed, we will have already confirmed 33 nominations for lifetime appointments to the federal

Thad Cochran

8:23:19 to 8:23:28( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: bench this session alone alone. i think of the 1996 session, a different majority, different president, 16 more confirmations than were done durin that entire time, nearly double that session's total of 17

Thad Cochran

8:23:28 to 8:23:40( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: when republicans saw consideration of president clinton's nomination, as we know, as i've mentioned before, they pocket filibustered 61 or so of his nominations. judge elrod will be the fourth circuit

Thad Cochran

8:23:40 to 8:23:52( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: court nominee confirmed so far this year. that's more than the number of president clinton's circuit court nominations confirmed by this time in 1999, that was his penultimate year as president, as this

Thad Cochran

8:23:52 to 8:24:01( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: is the penultimate year of president bush's term. it's four more than in the last year of his first term, and again, in a republican-led senate. actually, that year, they did not allow a single circuit

Thad Cochran

8:24:01 to 8:24:11( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: court nominee to be confirmed. i mention that only because sometimes we lose sight of how quickly and with bipartisan support we have confirmed these judges. the distinguished senator from pennsylvania

Thad Cochran

8:24:11 to 8:24:20( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: and i have worked closely together on that. i would ask consent that my full statement, which includes many of these statistics, be included in the record as though read at this time. the presiding

Thad Cochran

8:24:20 to 8:24:35( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: officer: without objection, it will be so. mr. leahy: and, mr. president, while i have the floor and have time, i spoke last week in this chamber about the political crises in burma. we have thousands of

Thad Cochran

8:24:35 to 8:24:47( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: buddhist monks joined by an estimated 100,000 burmese citizens who peacefully protested for an end to a military dictate orship. this is a dictate orship that lives in a city of their own making where

Thad Cochran

8:24:47 to 8:24:58( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: they have given themselves great luxury ies. they live as an elite in the country because they have basic basically plundered the political and economic arms of that country. and when the buddhist monks and

Thad Cochran

8:24:58 to 8:25:09( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: 100,000 other burmese citizens peacefully protested for an end to a military dictate orship that is become ing increasingly corrupt and despite appeals for restraint by governments around the world

Thad Cochran

8:25:09 to 8:25:19( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: as well as the u.n. secretary-general, they were met with brute force. soldiers firing live bullets and wielding clubs killed and injured an undetermined number of unarmed civilians, who at least

John Cornyn

8:25:19 to 8:25:30( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: one was a foreign journalist as he watched in horror, he was murdered, murdered, and we saw the scenes around the world. there are reports that hundreds, possibly thousands of monks have been beaten and

John Cornyn

8:25:19 to 8:30:34( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Cornyn

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