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In considering Judge Gorsuch’s nomination, the Senate should take the long view

Garlick, Alex (2017) In considering Judge Gorsuch’s nomination, the Senate should take the long view. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (28 Mar 2017). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

This week the US Senate has been considering the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. Senate Democrats stand in staunch opposition to Gorsuch, meaning that Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell is now considering taking the “nuclear option” so that the nominee can be confirmed with 51 – rather than 60 – votes. Alex Garlick writes that history shows that the Senate’s rules have generally made it a defender of the status quo; changing those rules will make it more akin to the House of Representatives, with the influence of the minority party far reduced.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
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
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 09 May 2017 07:33
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2019 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/76032

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