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  •  I totally agree that the need is there (3+ / 0-)

    and the cost compared to say, a fighter jet, is minimal.

    Republicans have managed to keep 92 judicial vacancies through the use of a wide variety of delays - withholding blue slips on nominees, refusing to allow hearings, refusing to allow committee votes, refusing to allow floor votes, and of course - filibusters.

    There's no reason they couldn't support the addition of new judgeships and then block getting them filled until someone acceptable is nominated. Heck, they've been doing that for 4 years.

    Filibuster reform now. No more Gentleman's agreements.

    by bear83 on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 12:54:32 PM PST

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