Filibuster, confirmation, nominations and KBH

It looks like Bill Frist has decided to attempt tomorrow to invoke cloture on Justice Priscilla Owen's nomination to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

It may follow that Frist will seek a ruling from the chair on whether judicial nominations can be filibustered (known to the right as the "constitutional option" and to the left as the "nuclear option").

It will be interesting to watch what role Hutchison and Cornyn play, since they'll likely take the lead in lauding their fellow Texan as someone worthy of the federal appellate bench.

Posted by Evan @ 05/22/05 06:58 PM


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