The 'Filibuster Agreement' Is NOW Explained

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    I was against the idea of changing the rules, for the simple reason I think that the Republicans will be the minority again, sooner or later. I do not think that the 'right to filabuster is a matter of 'constitutional import,' but is a protection for a cooling off and an opportunity for the minority to gain time to further argue their position.

    With that said, this 'compromise' explains why the GOP leadership is leaving many shaking their heads in wonder. First they say the deal is on 3 out of 6, when there were at least 10 nominees that were being held up, though perhaps it was only 6 by filabuster? Now we have the Democrats using their house organ, the NYT's explaining just what the agreement was:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/25/politics/25supremes.html?th&emc=th

     
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    How the Right sees it:

    http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110006734

     
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    Another take:

    http://insider.washingtontimes.com/articles/normal.php?StoryID=20050525-121909-7158r

     

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