"You voted not to reconsider the prior case. You voted to stay with the decision of the circuit. And in fact, your vote was the key vote. Had you voted with Judge [Jose] Cabranes, himself of Puerto Rican ancestry, had you voted with him, you could've changed that case." [italics mine]
Sessions, himself a failed federal district court nominee, now serves on the same committee that once turned him down.
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