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Senate Proceeding on Oct 21st, 2009 :: 2:24:55 to 2:29:20
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Tim Johnson

2:24:53 to 2:25:14( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: judiciary, south dakota -- south dakota district judge. the presiding officer: there will be two hours of debate equally divide and controlled between the senator from ver mont, mr. --

Tim Johnson

2:24:55 to 2:29:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tim Johnson

Tim Johnson

2:25:15 to 2:25:38( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: the senor from south dakota. a senator: a few weeks ago i stood here on the floor to offer judge lan -- that nomination passed with a vote of 99-0. today i'm here to encourage my colleagues to offer the same

Tim Johnson

2:25:39 to 2:25:59( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: support for roberto lang to be a district judge for south dakota. i spoke at the time of the importance of federal judgeships and the lifetime tenure of these appointments. both lifetime appointment of a federal judge is a very

Tim Johnson

2:26:00 to 2:26:22( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: decision, one that has an impact on our democracy. when i spoke on the floor nearly a month ago only two judges had been confirmed. including now justices sotomayor -- justice sotomayor. that day we confirmed a third judge.

Tim Johnson

2:26:23 to 2:26:45( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: that confirmation was jeff viken to fill a vacancy in my home state of south dakota. since that time no other judges have been confirmed by the senate. i'm proud to have third and fourth judges confirmed by the senate, this congress to be for

Tim Johnson

2:26:46 to 2:27:07( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: the district of south dakota. mr. johnson: however, it is my understanding that there are currently 10 other judial nominations pending on the executive calendar. we are lucky in south dakota to have our vacancies filled so quickly, but i encourage my

Tim Johnson

2:27:08 to 2:27:32( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: colleagues to act swiftly to fill these other vacancies. mr. lange has an improcessive background. he has over 20 years practicing law prior to that he clerked for the supreme court docket that he is

Tim Johnson

2:27:33 to 2:27:53( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: nominated for, he attended northwestern university of law on a full scholarship where he was on the semester. prior to that he completed his graduate degree at the university of south dakota, my alma mater.

Tim Johnson

2:27:54 to 2:28:14( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: in addition he has received a well-qualified f bar association. i'm proud to put bob's name forward for this post. it is a great honor that president oma has placed on bob with this nomination. south dakota by this selection.

Tim Johnson

2:28:15 to 2:28:35( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: i'd like to congratulate bob and his family on this accomplishment. mr. president, it is with great confidence in his ability that i will test -- cast my vote today for the confirmation of roberto lange to be the next united states federal district judge

Tim Johnson

2:28:36 to 2:29:00( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: for south dakota. i urge my colleagues to support this very qualified nomin. mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that the time on the quorum call be equally divided and i quorum. the presiding officer: without objection, the clerk will call

Tim Johnson

2:29:02 to 2:29:07( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: th

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