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 Dianne Feinstein - “For me, one of the most important issues that needs to be addressed by Judge Roberts is the constitutional right to privacy. ... It would be very difficult for me to vote to confirm someone to the Supreme Court whom I knew would overturn Roe v. Wade .”
 Dianne Feinstein - “In the last 10 years, the court has moved dramatically to the right. I think the president is well advised to take heed of this. The nation is extraordinarily divided and polarized.”
 Dianne Feinstein - “It is my hope that Judge Roberts would play a role similar to Justice O'Connor's on the court and bring with him a voice defined by temperance and open-mindedness,”
 Dianne Feinstein - “I think there will be issues coming up before the Supreme Court involving some of this administration's decisions, certainly with respect war on terror, detainees, Americans detained, how long can you keep them,”
 Dianne Feinstein - “I can't be a Californian and believe that every member of the Supreme Court has to come out of Harvard,”
 Dianne Feinstein - “I am concerned by a trend on the court to limit this right and thereby to curtail the autonomy that we have fought for and achieved, in this case, over just simply controlling our own reproductive system rather than having some politicians do it for us,”
 Diane Feinstein - “If he is going to go to war in a nation whose history shows it has never had a democracy -- it has rival tribes, it has minorities that often are antagonistic -- how we're going to create a government that's going to work and function and bring about a democracy after we've destroyed the infrastructure of the country”
 Dianne Feinstein - “It would be very difficult for me to vote to confirm someone to the Supreme Court whom I knew would overturn Roe and return our country to the days of the 1950s,”
 Dianne Feinstein - “This isn't penny-ante crime. Gang violence is now more serious in this country than organized crime.”
 Dianne Feinstein - “The basis for environmental and social legislation is often rooted in the commerce clause and other amendments to the Constitution,”
 Dianne Feinstein - “She's a woman, she's clearly bright, she's very intelligent, and she clearly knows the issues because she's been involved in them for years. Now what her values are and where she will stand in this very conservative court, we don't know. And that's what we have to take a look at.”
 Dianne Feinstein - “Feinstein said she had expected Bush to select someone more conservative than Roberts appeared to be. I don't see anything definitive, ... And I do see things to believe that . . . this is a fine legal scholar who will truly look at the law.”
 Dianne Feinstein - “What did the Democrats in Congress know and why weren't they talking to each other”
 Dianne Feinstein - “Now is not the time to further tax cuts for millionaires which would cost 32 billion a year or more than 300 billion over 10 years. Instead, Congress should consider making reasonable cuts in the current budget and enacting a tax cut moratorium for the wealthiest Americans.”
 Dianne Feinstein - “According to the Washington Post, the Department of Defense is changing the guidelines with respect to oversight and notification of Congress by military intelligence. Is this true or false”
 Dianne Feinstein - “The concern is whether she is able to look at issues relating to the health of the mother, which is coming before the court, relating to Roe, in an open and unbiased manner,”
 Dianne Feinstein - “I guess what has begun to concern me a little bit is Judge Roberts, the legal automaton, as opposed to Judge Roberts, the man, because I've heard so many times, 'I can't really say because it may come before me, ... I do expect to know a little bit more about how you feel and how you think as a man, because you're a very young man to be chief justice. You could be chief justice for 40 years. That's a very long time.”
 Dianne Feinstein - “The theory is that private sector competition will drive down the cost of drugs, ... That may happen, or it may not happen. We need to watch that, and we will. I feel confident that the leadership will make changes if the cost containment is not kept.”
 Dianne Feinstein - “This memo was very consequential and should have been analyzed at the highest levels of the intelligence community. Sadly it was not.”
 Dianne Feinstein - “We want to look at all the intelligence community work and see how it was used,”
 Diane Feinstein - “Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., obviously not a student of history, is demanding that Roberts cough up his personal views on political issues during his hearings. What is not a good thing to do is stonewall the (Judiciary) Committee, ... The American people are entitled to know what this man's views are.”
 Dianne Feinstein - “As the only woman on the committee, I have an additional role to play in representing the views and concerns of 145 million American women during this hearing process,”
 Dianne Feinstein - “As the only woman on the committee, I have an additional role to play in representing the views and concerns of 145 million American women during this hearing process, ... It would be very difficult for me to vote to confirm someone to the Supreme Court whom I know would overturn Roe v. Wade and return our country to the days of the 1950s.”
 Dianne Feinstein - “As the only woman on the committee, I have an additional role to play representing the views and concerns of 145 million American women during this hearing process, ... It is my hope that Judge Roberts would play a role similar to Justice O'Connor's ... and bring with him a voice defined by temperance and open-mindedness.”
 Dianne Feinstein - “What bothers me is people taking sides before any of this basic work is done. Before everybody takes sides and begins shouting epithets, let the committee just do its work.”

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