144 Total Quotes

Patrick Leahy Quotes

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You get fifteen Democrats in a room, and you get twenty opinions
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#Democracy

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intent on reversing decades of policies on civil rights, voting rights, women's rights, privacy and access to justice.
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#Civil Rights

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I would hope they would look at the record that was made during the last Congress going over his background, the number of times he was reversed on cases, the number of times he did not follow the law as laid down in his own circuit, and that they would say they could probably do a better choice than that.
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#Congress

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It's not fair to talk about reasons for an executive session,
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#Executive

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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.
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#Senate

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The rest of America, including the Senate, deserves to know what he and the White House know.
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#America

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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.
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#America

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We are planning on having Thanksgiving in Washington,
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#Planning

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No Supreme Court nomination should be conducted with winks and nods,
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#Conducted

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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.
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#Argument

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deeply disturbed by some statements that were made by largely Democratic advocacy groups. ...
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#Advocacy

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Time-Warner can do their entertainment any way they want. But the news should be competitive and objective. And secondly, I'd want to see what happens in the cable business. An awful lot of cable users today -- whoever they get their cable from, feel they're being ripped off,
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#Entertainment

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At a time when the Republican Party has control of all three branches of the federal government, my worry is that the system of checks and balances may become short-circuited,
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#Control

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Those papers that we have received paint a picture of John Roberts as an eager and aggressive advocate of policies that are deeply tinged with the ideology of the far right wing of his party then, and now.
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#Advocate

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I regret that instead of accepting our many previous invitations to work with the Senate and increase the level of consultation and cooperation to help fill judicial vacancies, the White House repeatedly has chosen to continue down its path of trying to politicize the process,
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#Regret

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But in my judgment, in my experience, especially in my conscience, I find it better to vote yes than no.
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#Conscience

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This is a needlessly provocative nomination. Instead of uniting the country through his choice, the president has chosen to reward one faction of his party, at the risk of dividing the country.
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#Choice

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Data banks offer powerful tools for security screening, but they also raise privacy dangers.
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#Privacy

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a flexible plan that includes pulling our troops back from the densely populated areas where they are suffering the worst casualties and to bring them home.
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#Suffering

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will touch on the Microsoft situation but more broadly on how best to promote competition on the Internet.
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#Competition

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The rights of copyright holders need to be protected, but some draconian remedies that have been suggested would create more problems than they would solve.
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#American Politician #Remedies

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In the Reagan administration, in his earlier work, he seemed to try to out-conservative some of the conservatives on issues involving gender discrimination, environmental matters, and individual rights versus the government, ... What I'm interested in is to what extent do his views that he expressed in his late 20s and early 30s reflect his views as a jurist today?
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#Conservative

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The President and Vice-President have been consistent alright-consistently wrong. There is no value in that.
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#Value

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When terrorists strike, first responders are the first people we turn to.
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#People

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The position of attorney general is of extreme importance, ... The attorney general needs the full confidence of the president, and needs the full confidence and trust of the American people.
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#Confidence

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The attorney general plays a role in bringing people together, ... But Senator Ashcroft has often taken aggressively activist positions on a number of issues that deeply divide the American people. He had a right to take these positions, but we also have a right and duty to evaluate how these position will affect his conduct as attorney general.
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#People

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This man is a proverbial bull in the china shop,
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#Man

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has gone way beyond anything that the United States said it would tolerate.
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#United States

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I wanted to make sure he understands there's a lot of discrimination in the United States today. We have laws that try to redress that and is he going to be open to the application of those laws?
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#Discrimination