Gang of 14 Returns

Roll Call reports that the “Gang of 14″ is preparing to meet “to chart a strategy regarding what role the bipartisan group will play in trying to avoid another ugly battle over filibusters.” This comes after some Senate Democrats suggest a possible filibuster to stop the confirmation of Terrence Boyle (Fourth Circuit), Brett Kavanaugh (D.C. Circuit), or both.

Jonathan H. Adler — Jonathan H. Adler teaches courses in environmental, administrative, and constitutional law at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

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