Monday, November 24, 2008
National Coalition to End Judicial Filibusters: What Say You Now?
Democrats hope to reach the magic number of 60 Senators, which will allow them to shut down filibusters. It looks like they might fall just short. At least with respect to judicial appointments, however, they have nothing to worry about.
Thanks, I needed a chuckle. I trust you've noted as well how long it's been since we heard Justice Scalia complain of the counter-majoritarian nature of the judiciary? Funny how that stuff works, eh?
But expect Republicans in the Senate to change to "Party before country." That's their mantra. Can't you hear the out-liar (sic) chorus led by little Lisa's bro even before day one of the new administration: the Bush Doctrine of preemption?
Ah yes, the hypocrisy of it all. But what say the Democrats?
Actually, they are hoping not to have to say anything if they can just get those 60 votes.
But, let us perpetuate the one-sided hypocrisy argument. It never gets old to the winning side!
FWIW, I'm against the fillibuster thing.
As you suggest, neither party has a monopoly on hypocrisy.
Let's hope the Democrats remember that when the time comes.
It seems prudent in politics to not indulge in righteousness when advocating a cause.
For what it's worth, some of us who were critical of the Democrats' resort to filibusters of judicial nominations are already on record opposing their use by Republicans.
Jonathan H. Adler
The problem with the filibuster is that it allows a large group to block a slightly larger group. It is only a little bit better than majority rule.
The original Senate required consensus, and in many ways one senator can still gum up the works.
But consensus is more than just getting everyone to agree on one vote, it means getting everyone to work together over years.
The reason is that a filibuster pisses off up to 59 senators, and 60 senators can totally piss off 40 others. But if one senator pisses off 99 senators s/he will find they are a true minority, with diminished power. On the other hand, if one senator can stop anything, the other 99 are more willing to actually listen to all of their fellow senators.
For one vote, consensus doesn't work, but for many votes over 2-4-6 years, the requirement of getting everyone on board is a moderating factor in the final legislation.
Another effect of a consensus senate is regulation of the House. If the Senate thinks of itself as an independent body, then they would recognize that their power increases if they require consensus.
If the Senate requires consensus, and this regulates the House, then the legislative branch, as a whole would regulate the executive. Essentially no legislation would pass which could not overturn a veto.
A thoughtful president could initiate this process by stating that s/he will veto any bill which did not pass with a veto-proof margin in both houses.
I just hope the Republicans don't stumble onto a Supreme Court decision I've been trying to put under Chuck Schumer's nose for two confirmation hearings now, one that moots concerns about grilling judicial candidates on their views about matters likely to come before the Court.
Which case is that? Funny, but I just forgot.
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