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Clark Bayh 2008 Donating Member (173 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-05 09:24 AM
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61. The senate can change its rules with a majority vote w/ the nuclear option
Thereby Cheney can cut off all debate or make a senator yield the floor for any number of reasons as long as 50 senators move to cut off debate.

Forcing the issue is a mistake on the republicans' part. In 2008 they might well have 60 senators. Since the next SC justice is absolutely crucial we must keep the filibuster in place & let these 10 judges go for a vote.
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