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03/15/05.FILIBUSTERS OF JUDICIAL NOMINEES--Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, flanked by Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., and Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., and other Senate Democrats after descending the Senate steps to the waiting media to say that Democrats would hamstring most Senate business if Republicans used a parliamentary move to end minority filibusters of judicial nominees. From CQ.com: Reid said that the prospect of the move -- which has become known as the "nuclear option" for its potential effect on the Senate -- would be an "arrogant abuse of power." The Nevada senator decried the parliamentary move as an assault on the Senate's tradition of strong minority rights..CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY PHOTO BY SCOTT J. FERRELL

03/15/05.FILIBUSTERS OF JUDICIAL NOMINEES--Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, flanked by Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., and Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., and other Senate Democrats after descending the Senate steps to the waiting media to say that Democrats would hamstring most Senate business if Republicans used a parliamentary move to end minority filibusters of judicial nominees. From CQ.com: Reid said that the prospect of the move -- which has become...
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