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Sunday, August 20, 2017
Supreme Court nominations
filibuster

Senate Republicans Rewrite Filibuster Rules To Ensure Gorsuch Confirmation

The rules change means nominees will need only a bare majority of votes to reach the high court, instead of the 60 required for cloture, or limiting the endless debate known as a filibuster.

The Senate’s rules revision, enacted through what many call the “nuclear option,” sets Gorsuch up for confirmation Friday. All 52 Senate Republicans will vote for the Colorado native, as will a handful of Democrats. The GOP lawmakers changed the rules following an earlier vote Thursday, in which 44 Democrats maintained their anti-Gorsuch filibuster.

April 6, 2017
Gorsuch, Gun Lobby

How Neil Gorsuch Snowed One Side Of The Senate Aisle

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) noted that millions of “dark” dollars had been raised to buttress the nomination of Gorsuch, without names attached. “They obviously think you will be worth their money,” Whitehouse said bluntly.

March 26, 2017