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Confirmation Limbo



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This column by Quin Hillyer from last Friday provides a fine overview of the current obstruction of judicial nominees, with special attention to the 600+-day ordeal of D.C. Circuit nominee Peter Keisler.  (One minor point:  I don’t agree with Hillyer that filibusters of judicial nominees are “arguably unconstitutional”—or at least I think that the arguments for that proposition are clearly without merit—but they’re clearly a radical departure from established Senate practices.) 


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