Representation Through Humiliation

2/09/2005

More Than One Way to Make a Nuke

Did you know? The Powers That Be in the Senate (the Republicans) are considering the implementation of a rarely-used procedure lovingly nicknamed "The Nuclear Option." This would block all philibusters during the questioning and approval of judicial nominees, requiring a 51% majority, as opposed to 60%. This would mean the reigning party (the Republicans again.) would be able to put through all of their favored judicial nominees to serve in lifetime sentences, without the Democrats' consent.

Well, now you know...



-Common Cause story

- Sign the Petition to Prevent the "Nuclear Option"