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Conservative Group: Confirm Appalling Liberal Activist Judge With A Simple Majority Vote

As displeased as this choice makes them, though, they seem to have missed the news that Republicans no longer control the Senate. They recently started an online project called "Obama's Frontrunners" where they note that the Judicial Confirmation Network "works to ensure that the confirmation process for all judicial nominees is fair and that every nominee sent to the full Senate receives an up or down vote."


That, I suppose, leaves open the possibility that they'd support an attempt by members of the minority to bottle up her nomination in the Judiciary Committee, and, as I've reported before, certain procedural tricks might allow them to do just that. But assuming that doesn't happen, I suppose JCN's official line will be something like "Sotomayor is a disgrace--now confirm her immediately."

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