11/29/2013 10:12 am ET Updated Jan 29, 2014

Despite Filibuster Limits, a Door Remains Open to Block Judge Nominees


The decision by Senate Democrats to eliminate filibusters for most judicial nominations only marginally enhanced President Obama's power to reshape the judiciary, according to court watchers from across the political spectrum, because Republican senators can still veto his nominees to most currently vacant appeals court seats.

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