Wasn’t sure I was really grasping the controversy around the GOP wanting to get rid of the fillibuster to keep Dems from stalling judicial nominations. So I gave Chris from Law Dork a call.
Busting the Fillibuster and the Nuclear Option
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The New Yorker had a good article about this last month, and it was a good explanation of the repercussions of this on the current rules of the senate. Don’t let it get you too stirred up: http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/050307fa_fact
There was an article in the paper this morning that mentioned that Sen Frist was reassuring people that changing the rules for judicial nominees would not change the filibuster rules for regular legislation. We’ll see.
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