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"This is a commonsense solution that gives the Senate more time to craft a consensus bill that will promote our security while preserving our freedom." Patrick Leahy
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"The rest of America, including the Senate, deserves to know what he and the White House know. We don't confirm justices of the Supreme Court on a wink and a nod. And a litmus test is no less a litmus test by using whispers and signals." Patrick Leahy
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"We are planning on having Thanksgiving in Washington," Patrick Leahy
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"like Jack the Ripper calling for more neighborhood patrols because of the surge in victims." Patrick Leahy
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"These are the most votes against a nominee for attorney general who has been confirmed." Patrick Leahy
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"We've opened a Pandora's box, but I think it's not all that bad we opened it." Patrick Leahy
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"The administration skipped the earlier innings against corporate wrongdoing, but the President is gradually coming to realize that strong enforcement is important to confidence in our markets," Patrick Leahy
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"If assurances were given of how any nominee ? whether this nominee or anybody else ? and somebody gives assurances how they're going to vote in an upcoming case, I would vote against that person," Patrick Leahy
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"It is critical . . . that we not prejudge a nominee," Patrick Leahy
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"Members of this committee have asked a number of questions of Mr. Flanigan about these incidents, but each set of responses leads to more questions." Patrick Leahy
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"There are a lot of good legal thinkers who question the reasoning that went into Roe, not the result, but the reasoning, ... Is this, in his mind, settled law? He is going to be asked that by a number of people." Patrick Leahy
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"For the Bush administration and Republican congressional leaders to allow the Patriot Act to expire would be irresponsible." Patrick Leahy
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"Is Senator Specter speaking for himself, or the entire committee?" Patrick Leahy
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"We're working hard to carry out our responsibilities, not have this thing taken by winks and nods and quiet promises over conference calls. We'd actually like to know what the heck is going on." Patrick Leahy
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"No Supreme Court nomination should be conducted with winks and nods," Patrick Leahy
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"winks and nods and quiet promises over conference calls." Patrick Leahy
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"One that would be a bad argument against him, as far as I am concerned, is ... somebody suggesting that he is either anti-religious, or racist, or something like that, ... Those of us who know him know that that charge would not stick." Patrick Leahy
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"Do you believe that the president has a commander in chief override to authorize or excuse the use of torture in interrogation of enemy prisoners even though there may be domestic and international laws prohibiting the specific practice?" Patrick Leahy
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"Do you believe that the president has a commander-in-chief override to authorize or excuse the use of torture in interrogation of enemy prisoners even though there may be domestic and international laws prohibiting the specific practice?" Patrick Leahy
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"deeply disturbed by some statements that were made by largely Democratic advocacy groups. ..." Patrick Leahy
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"Virtually anybody who either voted for John Roberts or against John Roberts said the hearings were fair, and they learned enough to make up their mind," Patrick Leahy
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