Even Leahy Stiffens On Filibuster


Not one to get out over his skis, Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has not been one of the rabble-rousers about nuking the filibuster, especially not for judicial nominees. But continued GOP intransigence, including the blockade of any more nominations to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, has even Leahy making noises about weakening the filibuster rules.