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A Constitutional -- Not a Nuclear -- End to Confirmation Filibusters

Victor Williams | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Victor Williams

The Senate invoked a constitutional option -- not a "nuclear" one -- to end the 60-vote threshold required to end confirmation filibusters. The Senate action is a return to the constitutional governance of the Framers' design -- there is nothing "nuclear" about simple-majority votes.

Obama 'Deeply Disappointed' In Senate Republicans For Blocking Judicial Nominees

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama said Monday that he is "deeply disappointed" in Senate Republicans for blocking three of his nominees to the U.S. Court of Appe...

Jennifer Bendery

Dem Senator Predicts 'Insurmountable' Pressure To Change Filibuster Rules If GOP Blocks Obama Nominee | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, predicted Tuesday that things could get ugly if Republicans bloc...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Inches Closer To Major Battle Over Obama's Judicial Nominees | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate is inching closer to a knock-down, drag-out fight over confirming nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ...

President Obama's Impressive Nominees for the D.C. Circuit -- Will They Get a Vote?

Peg Perl | Posted 08.05.2013 | Denver
Peg Perl

The president fulfills a constitutional duty when he nominates candidates to the federal courts. These nominations should be uncontroversial, but that is not reality in the U.S. Senate.