Monday, May 30, 2011

Judicial Filibusters, 2011 Version

When Democrats blocked a series of judicial nominees from President George W. Bush, many Republicans denounced the move, arguing filibusters of judges went against the Constitution.

Democrats at that time talked in stentorian tones about how they were upholding the Constitution and dutifully following their power of advise and consent.

Now there is a Democrat in the White House and Republicans are in the minority in the Senate.

And the roles have completely changed, as GOP Senators try to filibuster one of President Obama's nominees for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Goodwin Liu.

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