NPR.org, March 24, 2005 · President Bush has re-nominated seven of the 10 appeals court candidates who were previously blocked by Senate Democrats. Under Senate rules, it takes just 41 votes to prevent a vote on an issue -- including a judicial nominee. But Republicans threaten to put an end to such judicial filibusters if Democrats continue to hold up the process. If that happens, Democrats vow to disrupt all business before the chamber.
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