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View Diary: The SCOTUS Is Extraordinary: The Right To Choose (191 comments)

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  •  They could go nuclear (none)
    If the Republicans illegally "eliminate" the filibuster the Democrats can retaliate as promised, they could introduce amendments directly, require bills be read, etc.  Some of the tactics are detailed in the black letter of the constitution making whatever rationalization the Republicans use to abolish the filibuster inapplicable if they attempt to obstruct the Democrats retaliation.

    But the Democrats would have to mean it; it should be done all the way or not at all.

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