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cswilliam

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My objection to McConnell on the filibuster.


McConnell was just wrong when he exempted Supreme Court nominations from the filibuster.

Harry Reid left the filibuster for Supreme Court justices intact. Broadly accepted supreme court nomination are crucial and essential for the reasoned operation of the courts and acceptance by the country. McConnell‘s unilateral decision that this highest post should be exempt from the supposedly democratic protections the filibuster theoretically provides was a violation of the precepts for the filibuster that he stands for now. It would not be nearly so hypocritical of him to attack folks trying to defend voting rights if he had left the filibuster in place for supreme court nominations. We would have a far better court today than we are now presented with. At the very least we would have a court that all sides would be able to have a higher level of trust in.

The claim that Harry Reid opened the door by eliminating the filibuster for lower court nominations is a bad faith argument. The supreme court sets the rules and the laws for all of those lower courts. It was a convenient excuse at the time – but completely unfounded and inappropriate power grab.


(In response to this post by EBN)

Posted: 01/12/2022 at 8:17PM



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