Are Democrats Trying to Pack the Courts?
Posted at 7:45 a.m. on Nov. 12, 2013
Senate Republicans appear set to block President Obama’s three most recent appointments to the powerful DC Circuit Court of Appeals and Democrats are threatening to restrict the use of the filibuster, but Ramesh Ponnuru makes the case that “the Republicans have the better of the current argument.”
“A reasonable case can be made against filibustering judicial nominations, or for it. What can’t reasonably be argued is that Democrats should be able to use the tactic to keep a judgeship open until they have the power to fill it with a liberal, at which point Republicans have to stand down.”