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Judicial Nominations Could Trigger Filibuster Fight

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Judicial Nominations Could Trigger Filibuster Fight

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Judicial Nominations Could Trigger Filibuster Fight

Judicial Nominations Could Trigger Filibuster Fight

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A Senate Judiciary Committee vote on three Bush nominees for federal judgeships may bring a bipartisan dispute over the use of filibusters to a head. During Bush's first term, Democrats blocked the same nominees through the filibuster process. Republican leaders have suggested a dramatic rule change known as the "nuclear option" to outflank Democrats.