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Bernie Sanders' Public Statements on Issue: Judicial Branch

Full Name: Bernard 'Bernie' Sanders
Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Jr, Independent
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Jane; 4 Children: Levi, Heather, Carina, David
Birth Date: 09/08/1941
Birth Place: New York, NY
Home City: Burlington, VT
Religion: Jewish
Date Title
Issue Position: Corporate Control of the Media
Nov. 21, 2013 Sanders Statement on Majority Rule in the Senate
June 26, 2013 VA Benefits Equality
June 25, 2012 Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in Montana Campaign Funding Case
Dec. 8, 2011 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Nov. 8, 2011 Senators Introduce Legislation Empowering States to Protect Consumers from Abusive Lending
Aug. 5, 2010 Statement on Kagan Confirmation to the Supreme Court
May 10, 2010 Statement: Sanders on Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan
April 29, 2010 Release: Sanders Says Congress Must Fight Disastrous 'Citizens United' Ruling
April 14, 2010 Judicial Nominees
Aug. 6, 2009 Executive Session
June 19, 2009 Burlington Free Press: Sanders Impressed With Sotomayor
May 26, 2009 Statement: Sotomayor Nomination to the Supreme Court
Feb. 26, 2009 Leahy And Sanders Announce Merit Commission To Screen Candidates For Federal Judgeships In Vermont
Sept. 17, 2008 Constitution Day
Sept. 11, 2008 Leahy, Sanders Hail Senate Passage Of Bill To Reverse Narrow interpretationsOf Americans With Disabilities Act
Feb. 8, 2008 Letter to David Walker, Comptroller General of the Government Accountability Office, Re: Investigation of EPA's Waiver Decision on Global Warming Emissions from Vehicles
Oct. 21, 2007 Sanders Opposes Attorney General Nominee
June 25, 2007 Court Weakens Campaign Finance Law
April 2, 2007 Supreme Court Rules Against Bush Administration on Global Warming
Nov. 28, 2006 Statement From Congressman Bernie Sanders on Global Warming Case Before the U.S. Supreme Court
Sept. 15, 2006 Press Release - Nomination of FDA Head Should be Blocked until Reimportation of Safe and Affordable Prescription Drugs is Legalized
May 11, 2006 Congressman Sanders Joins Legal Effort to Stop Administration's Warrantless Wiretapping Program
Jan. 11, 2006 Department of Justice and Department of Defense Respond to Congressional Request for Investigation of Alleged NSA Espionage
Oct. 31, 2005 The Nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the United States Supreme Court
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