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Estrada Update


Senator Orin Hatch, chairman of the Senate judiciary committee said today that Republicans would keep talking “until hell freezes over” as long as Democrats keep up their filibuster of judicial nominee Miguel Estrada.

Hatch told reporters today that it is likely the Senate will go into recess next week. Because two Republican senators cannot be there for personal reasons, Republicans will not have a majority to keep the Senate in session. But, he said, when the Senate returns from the Presidents’ Day recess, he expects lawmakers to return immediately to debating Estrada