In selecting this date I am trying to be fair to all concernedSotomayor hearing to begin July 13 Jun 09, 2009
It is not fair for her critics to be calling her racist without allowing her the opportunity to respondSotomayor hearing to begin July 13 Jun 09, 2009
This is a reasonable schedule that is in line with past practiceKagan confirmation hearing set for June 28 May 19, 2010
I believe the American people have a sense of her impressive knowledge of the law, her good humor and her judicial philosophyKagan confirmation debate under way Aug 03, 2010
New York was one of the primary targets of the September 11 attacksHolder: 9/11 civilian trial a 'tough call' Nov 18, 2009
Patrick Joseph Leahy (pronounced /ˈleɪhiː/; born March 31, 1940) is the senior United States Senator from Vermont and member of the Democratic Party. He is the first and only elected Democratic United States Senator in Vermont's history. He is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Leahy is the second most senior U.S. Senator, and second longest-serving Democrat in the U.S. Senate having served since 1975.
Leahy was born in Montpelier, Vermont, the son of Alba (née Zambon) and Howard Francis Leahy, a printer. His grandparents came to Vermont from Ireland and Italy during the 19th century to work at quarries.
Leahy graduated from Saint Michael's College in 1961 and received his J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1964. He practiced as a lawyer until he was elected for four terms as State's Attorney of Chittenden County from 1966 to 1974. Leahy was elected to the United States Senate for the first time in 1974 (at 34, he was the youngest U.S. Senator ever to be elected by Vermont). Leahy was the first and remains the only Democrat elected to the Senate from Vermont. He was also the first non-Republican Senator from Vermont since 1856.