Mukasey Nomination May Face Senate Filibuster

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Michael Mukasey appears headed for confirmation as attorney general before Thanksgiving, but Senate Democratic leaders are leaving open the possibility that there might be an attempt to filibuster the nomination.

After the Senate Judiciary Committee voted, 11-8, to approve the nomination Tuesday, Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, both of whom oppose the nomination, declined to say whether Mukasey's other Democratic opponents might try to block his confirmation.

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