Tomorrow: Biggest Nomination Fight of 2011

    From the diaries by Erick “Unless there’s a surprise Supreme Court vacancy this year, this is the big fight of the year,” said Curt Levey, executive director of the conservative Committee for Justice. Levey and many other conservatives argue that Liu is an extraordinary circumstance. – David Ingram, Legal Times (5/17/11) This excerpt summarizes the showdown that will occur tomorrow when Senate Democrats force a | Read More »

    Tomorrow: Biggest Nomination Fight of 2011

    From the diaries by Erick “Unless there’s a surprise Supreme Court vacancy this year, this is the big fight of the year,” said Curt Levey, executive director of the conservative Committee for Justice. Levey and many other conservatives argue that Liu is an extraordinary circumstance. – David Ingram, Legal Times (5/17/11) This excerpt summarizes the showdown that will occur tomorrow when Senate Democrats force a | Read More »

    Reform the Senate Filibuster Rule. But…

    Don’t let the title of this diary fool you. I think the Republican Senate minority should use the filibuster whenever they believe the Democrat majority is on the brink of passing legislation that would be bad for the country, which is likely to be a large majority of the time. However, stepping back for a moment from the results of last week’s election results, I | Read More »

    Gang of 14: Part II

    In 2005, the Republicans had just seen their President reelected and the majority in the US Senate increased to a 55-45 seat majority. It looked like the judicial filibusters that the Democrats had used to stop conservative judicial nominees from being confirmed in the 2003-2004 Senate might get fair up-or-down votes. But then came a reluctance on the part of some Republican Senators to use | Read More »