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American Center for Law and Justice: Judicial Nominees
The ACLJ opposes filibusters of judicial nominees, and presents in-depth information about those filibusters.
American Thinker: Judicial nominee filibusters and Senate rules
Contends that endless filibusters of nominees violate US Senate Rule 31. The historical role of simple-majority advice and consent is also discussed, in relation to checks and balances. (February 17, 2005)
Associated Press: Bush Sends Senate 20 Judicial Nominees
The president renominates people who were not confirmed during his first term. Twelve of the nominees are for appeals courts, and seven of those twelve had been filibustered. (February 15, 2005)
Briefing on Filibuster and Cloture
Background information about filibusters and cloture from the U.S. Senate Historian.
CBN News: Majority Leader Bill Frist Speaks on Senate Agenda
Senate Majority Leader Frist states that, at the beginning of each congressional session, a simple majority of senators can set the rules for that session. (September 26, 2003)
CBN News: Stemming the Tide of Judicial Activism
Republican leadership in the U.S. Senate is thinking about changing the rules on how filibusters are conducted. Interview with C. Boyden Gray, former White House counsel to George H.W. Bush. (November 12, 2004)
Clode's Political Dictionary: the Guillotine
The United States is not the first country to deal with filibusters in its national legislature. One way to cut off debate in the House of Commons is "the guillotine" which is a parliamentary maneuver (not a beheading device).
CNS News: Owen Re-nomination Passes Senate Judiciary Committee
Article describes attempts to conduct a filibuster within the US Senate Judiciary Committee. (March 28, 2003)
Committee for Justice
The Committee for Justice is a non-profit corporation with a mission to defend President Bush's judicial nominees by seeking to break the Senate filibuster of judicial nominees and vindicate what it sees as the President's responsibilities under the Constitution.
Confirm Them
Provides news and analysis of the judicial confirmation battles in the United States Senate, including weblog. Aims to give every American the opportunity to be heard in Washington.

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