July 13, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
The US Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday delayed a vote on the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan at the request of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL). The vote on whether to send the nomination for consideration by the full Senate is now scheduled for July 20 after Sessions, the ...[read more]
June 29, 2010
by Sarah Miley
The second day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan began Tuesday with Kagan defending her decision to restrict military recruiter access to Harvard Law School while she was dean. Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Jeff Sessions (R-AL) called Kagan's position " ...[read more]
April 11, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
US Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) predicted Sunday that President Obama will nominate a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens in time for hearings to be concluded over the summer. In an appearance with Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R-AL) on NBC... ...[read more]
August 6, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Senate confirmed Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court by a vote of 68-31 Thursday. The vote split mainly along party lines, with only nine Republicans voting to confirm. Senate Judiciary Committee ranking Republican Jeff Sessions (R-AL) delivered closing remarks before the vote, repeating ...[read more]
July 27, 2009
by Christian Ehret
Ranking Republican on the US Senate Judiciary Committee Jeff Sessions (R-AL) opposed the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor on Monday, maintaining that she lacks deep-rooted convictions needed to resist judicial activism. Although Sessions conceded that Sotomayor will... ...[read more]
May 27, 2009
by Christian Ehret
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Wednesday that he does not anticipate a filibuster against US Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Sessions addressed the Judiciary Committee's process, stressing the importance of Sotomayor understand... ...[read more]
May 5, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) was chosen Monday by Senate Republicans to replace newly-declared Democrat Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA) as ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sessions will play a key role in questioning President Barack Obama's nominee to replace retiring Just... ...[read more]
February 10, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
US Solicitor General nominee Elena Kagan said Tuesday that she was committed to being true to the rule of law in confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Kagan, currently the Dean at Harvard Law School, said that if confirmed she would do everything in her pow... ...[read more]
May 17, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
The US Senate Wednesday approved key amendments to an immigration reform bill that would create an additional 370 miles of fencing along the US-Mexico border and would deny the possibility of acquiring citizenship to illegal immigrants convicted of certain criminal offences. The border fencing ...[read more]
October 7, 2005
by Holly Manges Jones
President Bush Friday expressed confidence that US Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers will be confirmed as a justice, despite Republican senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) saying she will have to get past the Souter factor with conservatives who question her commitment to a clear conservative... ...[read more]

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