Chuck Schumer
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"Charles Ellis" ""Chuck"" "Schumer" is the senior United States Senate/United States Senator from New York and a member of the Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic Party. First elected in United States Senate election in New York, 1998/1998, he defeated three-term Republican Party (United States)/Republican incumbent Al D'Amato by a margin of 55%–44%. Schumer was re-elected in United States Senate election in New York, 2004/2004 by a margin of 71%–24% and in United States Senate election in New York, 2010/2010 by a margin of 66%–33%.

Before his election to the U.S. Senate, Schumer served in the United States House of Representatives/US House of Representatives from 1981 to 1999, representing New York's 16th congressional district, later redistricted to the New York's 10th congressional district/10th congressional district in 1983 and to the New York's 9th congressional district/9th congressional district in 1993. A native of Brooklyn and graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, he was a three-term member of the New York State Assembly, serving from 1975 to 1980.

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You may very well possess the most powerful intellect of any person to come before the Senate for this position, ... tour de force.

To those who say ideology doesn't matter, they should take their argument to President Bush.

I for one have woken up in the middle of the night thinking about it, wondering how I should vote, ... This is a vote over the chief justice of the Supreme Court ... this isn't just rolling the dice, it's betting the whole house.

Okay, known to vote for Republicans, ... compounding the crime, so to speak, because they were political and now they're trying in an 'Alice in Wonderland' way to accuse the ambassador and his wife of being political.

A far more muscular use of the SPR is what is needed at a time when oil is over $70 a barrel.

What we need to know are the kinds of things that are coming before the court now and it makes it hard to figure out what kind of justice you will be, particular because we have very little to go on.

Angels trembling in the presence of God.

If you refuse to talk about already decided cases, the burden sir, is on you.

You've devoted your entire life to the law and it's clear that you love it.