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Dems Want Consultation


Every Democratic senator save Robert Byrd (including “independent” James Jeffords) has signed a letter calling on President Bush to “consult” with Senate Democrats before naming any Supreme Court nominee, according to this report. One question: Has any president ever consulted with the Senate minority before naming a Supreme Court pick–when his own party had a majority of the Senate?


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