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Nuclear fallout: limiting the filibuster has led to more delays

Rackey, John and Bell, Lauren C. (2015) Nuclear fallout: limiting the filibuster has led to more delays. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (24 Nov 2015). Website.

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This week is the two-year anniversary of the introduction of the ‘nuclear option’ into the US Senate by the then Majority Leader, Harry Reid. John D. Rackey and Lauren C. Bell reflect on the elimination of the filibuster for federal judicial nominations, writing that divided partisan control of the Senate and White House has made the former less efficient. Since the Republican Party retook the Senate in January, the number of civilian nominees has hit a five-year low, and nominees have had to wait much longer for confirmation. Gridlock in the chamber more generally has also increased.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KF United States Federal Law
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 10:08
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 08:05

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