Monday, May 23, 2005

Senate's sham debate

The real issue is illuminated here. Never in over 200 years has the filibuster been employed to block judicial nominees. Never in 70 years have the liberals been in danger of losing the courts. They are in such danger now, which has lead us to this sad point.................T
"Disagreement came over treatment of imminent Supreme Court nominees. One Republican senator, considered a party-line man, told me he would agree to throw overboard three designated appellate nominees if granted a major concession: a promise never to filibuster the president's Supreme Court choices. But that is a concession not even six Democrats have been willing to make."

1 Comment:

Bryant said...

This is the core of the debate, for sure. I'm not sure what conservatives expect - it's not like that's a good bargain.