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May 26, 2005

Further Filibuster-Finagle Fallout

Powerline:

It is sad that the Democrats have voted en masse against a judge who by any rational standard should be non-controversial. Owen was re-elected to her position as a Justice of the Texas Supreme Court by an overwhelming majority, and received the highest possible rating from the American Bar Association. By contrast, Ruth Ginsburg, whose history as an ACLU lawyer and activist could have made her a more legitimately controversial figure, was confirmed on a 97-3 vote. Historically, Republicans have never adopted the Democratic tactic of first smearing, then voting against judicial nominees with whom they disagree politically. It will be interesting to see what the Republicans do next time we have a Democratic President.

Meanwhile, Decision '08 begins a "Coalition of the Chillin'," bloggers who aren't outraged by this deal.

I'm moving from the outraged camp to the chillin' camp. It's not such a horrible deal, and, if DeWine and Graham are to be believed, the nuke option remains on the table -- even in this Congress -- should their compromise-partners fail to honor the spirit of the deal.

Thanks to the National Journal's Blogometer, which would get a lot of hits if people could actually link to it.


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