Leahy: Arguments of Convenience Block Judicial Appointments

Once described as unconstitutional by the GOP, filibustering has become its default strategy.

, The National Law Journal


Once described as unconstitutional by the GOP, filibustering has become its default strategy.

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  • gene


    Oh Sure, let's have another Philip Morris attorney in our court system!

    Last time we got one from Philip Morris (Powell) on the Supreme Court, we got the "Corporations are PEOPLE!" mantra (a concept Powell had actually come up with while at PM).

    Also, the precedent was actually the Republicans' 1968 Fortas filibuster.

  • Kent Scheidegger

    Wow. Leahy's role in filibustering President Bush's nominations, including such well-qualified nominees as Miguel Estrada and setting the precedent for the actions he now labels "unprecedented," is AWOL from this article. Hypocrisy is common in Washington, and the Republicans certainly have their share, but this is breathtaking.

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