That’s my argument at Bloomberg View today. An excerpt:
Filibusters of Supreme Court nominations have been attempted extremely rarely and have not played a significant role in shaping the court. The Senate is changing the rules so that they never will play one.
No majority party in the modern era — an era in which the Supreme Court has assumed an outsized power to make policy and the political branches are therefore obsessed with it — was going to tolerate letting a minority block its nominees.
I go on to discuss the political bet both parties are making.