Wednesday Nov 27
Erwin Chemerinsky: Filibuster action was long overdue
In a long overdue action, the Senate changed its rules to eliminate the filibuster for presidential appointments to federal agencies and to federal court judgeships.
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The Huffington Post
The Nuclear Option: A Sad Day for America
Why did the Democrats in the Senate enact the so-called "nuclear option"? In the Senate, unlike the House of Representatives, a minority of Senators can prevent a vote on proposed legislation, presidential nominations or other legislative action by engaging in a filibuster.