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Sunday, November 28, 2004

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Judicial nominees and the "nuclear option"

Beldar has one of the best discussions of "the nuclear option" that I have read. I highly recommend you read it. I agree with him completely.
Yes, I recognize that someday the shoe may be on the other foot, and that then, to my political dismay, it may be a liberal Democratic President submitting judicial activist nominees for consideration by a less-than-60-member-majority of Democratic senators.  But the requirement that a judicial nominee gather an affirmative majority of Senators voting is still a significant institutional check on the President's power — and it's the precise check written into the Constitution, no more and no less.
Fear of future loss should not be the deciding factor for decisions made in the Senate.

Doing the right thing should be.

Patterico extends the conversation further.