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  •  It's certainly possible (5+ / 0-)
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    TofG, ferg, Dave925, diggerspop, word is bond

    to nuke the filibuster for nominees without necessarily nuking it for legislation.  There's a plausible Constitutional argument that "advise and consent" means have a vote, absent some procedural objection like access to documents that prevents full consideration.  This is less the case for legislation, where the problem is the filibuster can be stupid.

    Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

    by Loge on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 10:04:53 AM PDT

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