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  •  Of course they are (3+ / 0-)

    That's why Caitlin Halligan has been waiting since 2010 - delayed, stalled, filibustered, and delayed again.

    Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked confirmation of Caitlin J. Halligan, a prominent New York lawyer, to be a federal appeals court judge, raising the question of whether a political deal to prevent the filibuster of most judicial nominations has broken down.

    Democrats failed to pick up the 60 votes needed under Senate rules to break a filibuster of a confirmation vote for Ms. Halligan, a former New York State solicitor general. The vote to break the filibuster was 54 to 45 and was largely along party lines;

    Filibuster reform now. No more Gentleman's agreements.

    by bear83 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 03:19:48 PM PST

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    •  But isn't one of the new, watered down filibuster (0+ / 0-)

      reform principles that non-appellate judicial nominations and those below cabinet level are not subject to the filibuster?  Or is that just a "gentlemen's agreement?"  If so, rotsa ruck.

      President Barack Hussein Obama!!

      by NM Ward Chair on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 01:42:36 AM PST

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