Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Reason #212: Confirmation

Like they've been doing with every action the Obama administration takes, Senate Republicans have been attempting to filibuster the confirmation of judge Andrew David Hurwitz for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. They say Hurwitz is "not simply another liberal nominee", but that as someone who clerked--clerked, by god--for a liberal Supreme Court justice during the Roe v. Wade decision--forty years ago, mind you--the idea of this man holding the *cough* monumental power that comes with being one of the twenty-nine judges in the 9th Circuit was just the kind of beyond-the-pale disaster-level scenario the filibuster was clearly designed for.

Amazingly, a handful of Republican senators broke ranks, and Hurwitz was confirmed today, which at this point is a remarkable accomplishment for the Senate, if for no one else.

No comments:

Post a Comment