BL: nuclear option
Posted: 09 April 2017 05:42 AM   [ Ignore ]
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A follow-up on cloture

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Posted: 12 April 2017 02:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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And in 2017, that domino toppled and Supreme Court nominations began to require sixty votes for cloture.

Didn’t the “nuclear option” this time around change things so that only 51 votes are required rather than the previous 60, or am I mistaken?

I’ll admit, this kind of thing confuses me to the point where I wonder if good old fashioned despotism isn’t the way to go. And I’m sure there are plenty of people who’d say that’s exactly the direction we’re heading at the moment.

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Posted: 12 April 2017 02:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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No, you’re very right. Corrected.

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