With just a few small tweaks to the rules, filibuster reform proponents believe, the U.S. Senate could eliminate the gridlock afflicting the federal judicial confirmation process: no more senators anonymously blocking nominations; no more threats to tie up the Senate for days just to confirm a single trial judge. But the Democratic senators pushing the main reform package know they face a difficult challenge.
Filibuster reform won't come easily
The National Law Journal
January 14, 2013
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