Griffith Clears Judiciary Committee
In an interesting development, the Judiciary Committee approved Griffith on a 14-4 vote. Schumer, Durbin, Feinstein, and Kohl (WI) all voted YEA. (Which I find quite surprising). If they intend to vote in the same fashion on the floor, that makes Griffith filibuster-proof. (55 GOPers plus the above 4 Dems, plus Ben Nelson of Nebraska who has never supported a filibuster against judicial nominees). So, it seems that Griffith will be the first appellate nominee approved. I wonder if the Dems decided to reduce the number of nominees they will try and filibuster in the hopes of averting the nuclear option.