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  •  Over 100 Judicial Confirmations (1+ / 0-)
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    This seems like a big deal to me. Article III Judicial vacancies down to 77 with 33 nominations pending.

    As for "filibuster reform," there's literally no need. Harry Reid decides whether to table legislation that has majority support but cannot overcome 2/3rds majority action to limit debate. It's his call whether to make people read from the phone book and pee into a bottle rather than yield the Senate floor for an "upperdown" vote. If you want filibuster reform, keep calling Harry Reid's office. Threat of filibuster has been successfully conflated with the actual carrying out of filibuster for way too long. This has happened with a TON of Dem enabling, for which Harry Reid is primarily responsible. Pretending some kind of arrangement needs to be worked out is just a bunch of persiflage designed to make stupid people dizzy. Make people actually carry out the filibuster and you'll see a shitload of "reform" overnight.

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      mskitty, MichaelNY

      It was 53 appointments, 2 of which were judges. The other judges were appointed last year.

      "H.R.W.A.T.P.T.R.T.C.I.T.G -- He really was a terrible president that ran the country into the ground."

      by Reino on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 08:22:00 AM PST

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