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  •  numbers ... (none)
    Does anyone have a good link or table of the history of the filibuster in terms of how many were used, when, how many against judges, how many against circuit court/supreme court, etc.?

    Thanks in advance & sorry for being dumb!

    •  Wrong question (4.00)
      How many nominated judges did not get up or down votes in the Senate.

      62 Clinton judicial nominees were denied and up or down vote by Republicans.

      And when I say Frist I mean Dobson.

      by Armando on Tue May 17, 2005 at 07:17:00 PM PDT

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      •  yes but ... (none)
        I just wanna see a big fat table of numbers.  What can I say?  I'm a number freak.
        •  62 (none)
          is the number to remember.

          The other one is 295 - the number of Bush nominees approved.

          The other is 7 - the number not approved.

          And when I say Frist I mean Dobson.

          by Armando on Tue May 17, 2005 at 07:26:24 PM PDT

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        •  Good question (none)
          I don't know the answer, but my favorite talking point is the 1968 episode: a Republican minority in the Senate filibustered not just any Johnson nominee but his nominee to be Chief Justice.  The filibuster lasted precisely long enough for Nixon to take office and appoint someone different.  Unfortunately, none of the Republican senators who supported that effort still sit in the Senate, though Sen. Stevens joined the Senate only a month or two afterwards.
      •  And exactly how many (none)
        of those denials of up and down votes were aided and abetted by Frist? Several if I'm not mistaken.

        My idea:

        "Republicans don't want up and down votes. What they want is to turn the Constitution upside down."

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