PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,

"As part of their drive to overturn the welfare, regulatory, and social advances of the last 75 years, Republicans have sought to tilt the federal courts far to the right. As Ronald Reagan's Attorney General Edwin Meese understood, stacking the courts could 'institutionalize the Reagan revolution so that it can't be set aside no matter what happens in future presidential elections.' If current Majority Leader Bill Frist's threats are to believed, the Republicans are about to endow themselves with an unprecedented power to complete this quest, removing via the 'nuclear option' the Democratic minority's last resort in moderating their extremist judicial selections: the filibuster"

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