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  • The Senate should go nuclear

    05/09/2005 7:13:14 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 26 replies · 906+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 05/09/05 | Star Parker
    The Senate should go nuclear Star Parker May 9, 2005 The use of the Senate filibuster to block floor votes on judicial nominees, as Democrats have been doing, is a distortion of good government in the United States. I fully endorse Senate Republican leader Bill Frist's pushing the "nuclear" button to change Senate rules so this can no longer be done. Even if you buy the argument that the filibuster is an important procedure to protect minority interests in the Senate, this still should not apply to judicial nominations. Why? >p>Because the nominating process is fundamentally different from the legislative...