SCOTUS Choice Filibuster: Not Off the Table but Not Likely

By Evan Harris

Apr 11, 2010 9:30am

Senate Republican Whip Jon Kyl told me that his party will never take the filibuster option off the table when considering a Supreme Court nominee, but that it would only be used in “extraordinary circumstances”.   During my “This Week” interview with Senator Kyl and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) both Judiciary Committee members indicated that a filibuster would be unlikely.   Schumer added that every indication was that the President’s choice would be in the mainstream, making the chance of a filibuster “tiny”. 


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