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Democratic Supreme Court Opposition Grows; Schumer Warns GOP

By on March 31, 2017 in Administrative Law, Government

Senate Democratic opposition to Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee swelled Friday as Democrats neared the numbers needed to block Judge Neil Gorsuch with a filibuster, reports the Associated Press.

“Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York warned Republicans against changing Senate rules to confirm Gorsuch anyway — a rules change that could prove momentous for the Senate and would allow all future Supreme Court nominees to get on the court regardless of opposition from the minority party,” write Mary Clare Jalonick and Erica Werner.

Democrats worry that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could respond to a Democratic filibuster by changing Senate rules to allow  a simple majority to determine the nomination, rather than requiring a minimum of 60 votes.

Read the AP article.


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