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A project tracking federal judicial nominations and courts.


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Filibusters/ 60 vote threshold

The Constitution's requirement that the Senate must confirm the president's nominations was abused by unprecedented numbers of threatened filibusters and opposition to cloture votes by senators that delayed and blocked confirmation of even the most noncontroversial of President Obama's judicial nominees who enjoyed bipartisan support from their home state senators.

 

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