Charles Krauthammer: Blown-up filibuster another example of lawlessness
Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post
Posted: Sunday, December 1, 2013 12:00 am
For all the gnashing of teeth over the lack of comity and civility in Washington, the real problem is not etiquette but the breakdown of constitutional norms.
Such as the one just spectacularly blown up in the U.S. Senate. To get three judges onto a coveted circuit court, frustrated Democrats abolished the filibuster for executive appointments and (non-U.S. Supreme Court) judicial nominations.
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