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Patrick Leahy
United States Senator
from Vermont
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 1975
Serving with Bernie Sanders
Preceded by George Aiken
President pro tempore of the U.S. Senate
In office
December 17, 2012 â€“ January 3, 2015
Preceded by Daniel Inouye
Succeeded by Orrin Hatch
Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee
In office
January 3, 2007 â€“ January 3, 2015
Preceded by Arlen Specter
Succeeded by Chuck Grassley
In office
June 6, 2001 â€“ January 3, 2003
Preceded by Orrin Hatch
Succeeded by Orrin Hatch
Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee
In office
January 3, 1987 â€“ January 3, 1995
Preceded by Jesse Helms
Succeeded by Richard Lugar
Personal details
Born Patrick Joseph Leahy
(1940-03-31) March 31, 1940 (age 76)
Montpelier, Vermont, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Marcelle Pomerleau (1962–present)
Children 3
Education St. Michael’s College
Georgetown University (JD)
Website Senate website

Stealing is stealing. I don't care if it's on the Internet or you're breaking into a warehouse somewhere – it's theft.
Patrick Leahy
Our alliances and our credibility are crucial elements of our working capital in advancing America's interests in the world, and they have been eroded over the last four years.
Patrick Leahy
Judiciary is where my passion is.
The rights of copyright holders need to be protected, but some draconian remedies that have been suggested would create more problems than they would solve.
Patrick Leahy
The American public is sick and tired of being lied to.
A victim is a victim is a victim. We should stop setting up standards that say we will have one standard of law enforcement for one group of victims but not for another.
Patrick Leahy
You get fifteen democrats in a room, and you get twenty opinions.
We need to consider nominations as thoroughly and carefully as the American people deserve. No one is entitled to a free pass to a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.
Patrick Leahy
I'm a gun owner.
Why do the President and Vice-President constantly change the subject when asked to explain why things are going so badly in Iraq? The answer is simple. They have been consistently wrong about Iraq, and the results speak for themselves.
Patrick Leahy
There have been 111 Justices in the Supreme Court of the United States. Only three have been women. If she is confirmed, Solicitor General Kagan will bring the Supreme Court to an historical high-water mark, with three women concurrently serving as Justices.
Patrick Leahy
I'm an old trial lawyer.
A lot of people in my state of Vermont are gun owners.