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Why Senate Democrats should vote for cloture on Gorsuch’s nomination

Rackney, John D. and Peay, P.C. (2017) Why Senate Democrats should vote for cloture on Gorsuch’s nomination. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (04 Apr 2017). Website.

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This week President Trump’s nominee for the US Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, is likely to be confirmed by the Senate – but with few Democratic votes. John D. Rackey and P.C. Peay write that despite their stated intention not to vote for cloture on debate over Gorsuch’s nomination – which will likely lead Senate Republicans to invoke the “nuclear option” to remove the filibuster on Supreme Court nominations – Democratic Senators should vote to curtail debate, but then vote against Gorsuch’s nomination. Such a move, they argue, would show Democratic Senators to be bipartisan while preserving the filibuster and maintaining Senate norms.

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Additional Information: © 2017 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)
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 14:48
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 09:01

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