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Le Filibuster



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This article on the Massachusetts filibuster against the confirmation of Judge Alito, to prevent a “radical upending” of the Court in Senator Kerry’s words, contains this interesting vignette:

Asked if the administration was taking Kerry’s call for a filibuster seriously, White House press secretary Scott McClellan chuckled on Friday and said: “I think it was a historic day yesterday. It was the first ever call for a filibuster from the slopes of Davos, Switzerland.”


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