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Thursday, October 07, 2004

61*

It will still take 60 votes to get a controversial judicial nominee through the Senate. In this ruling, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia turned away a constitutional challenge to the tactic of filibustering judicial nominees filed by Judicial Watch. Judge Kollar-Kotelly did not reach the merits of the challenge, however, because she found that Judicial Watch did not have standing to bring the suit.

Full report from Lyle Denniston at SCOTUSblog here.

Judicial Watch's briefs laying out their constitutional argument (imposing a supermajority requirement contravenes the Article II appointments process) here.

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