Bench Memos

NRO’s home for judicial news and analysis.

Senator Reid to Invoke ‘Nuclear Option’


The Washington Post reports that Senator Reid is set to invoke the nuclear option before Thanksgiving:

The aide says Reid believes he now has 51 Dem Senators behind a rules change, if it comes down to it. The Huffington Post reports that some Dem Senators who have previously opposed changing the rules — such as Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein — are now open to it. “I believe that we are there,” the aide tells me. . . .

I hope he does conservatives the favor. To quote Senator Grassley, “There are a lot more Scalias and Thomases that we’d love to put on the bench.”


Subscribe to National Review