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This morning, Sen Schumer (D-NY) asked Majority Leader Bill Frist about a Frist filibuster from 2000, to which he stammered: "The president, the um, in response, uh... Actually I’d like to, and it really brings to what I believe--a point--and it really brings to, oddly, a point, what is the issue. The issue is we have leadership-led partisan filibusters that have, um, obstructed, not one nominee, but 2, 3, 4...10 in a routine way." "So," writes Judd, "Frist is arguing that one filibuster is OK. His problem is that several Bush nominees have been filibustered. This position completely undercuts Frist’s argument that judicial filibusters are unconstitutional." (ThinkProgress)

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