Monday, July 04, 2005

Reaping the yield of the filibuster deal

If, as suggested in this Washington Post story, the filibuster deal means no filibuster for the President's Supreme Court nominees, then every conservative critic of the deal owes seven Republican senators a big apology.

The article says:

"The pact, signed by seven Democrats and seven Republicans, says a judicial nominee will be filibustered only under 'extraordinary circumstances.' Key members of the group said yesterday that a nominee's philosophical views cannot amount to 'extraordinary circumstances' and that therefore a filibuster can be justified only on questions of personal ethics or character."

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