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Feinstein Warns Against Filibuster

The Associated Press today reports on Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D.-Calif.) suggestion that a filibuster of Samuel Alito would be a bad idea.

"I do not see a likelihood of a filibuster. … This might be a man I disagree with, but it doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be on the court."

Here’s an excerpt from the AP’s article:

"She said she will not vote to confirm the appeals court judge, based on his conservative record. But she acknowledged that nothing emerged during last week’s hearings to justify any organized action by Democrats to stall the nomination."

As for the likelihood of a filibuster, it appears to still be an option for some of Feinstein’s colleagues. Senators Patrick Leahy (D.-Vt.) and Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y.) have both talked about delaying Alito’s ultimate confirmation vote, with Schumer openly talking about a filibuster.

"It’s premature to say anything till we fully assess the record," Schumer said on "Fox News Sunday."

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Mr. Bluey, a contributing editor to Human Events, is director of the Center for Media & Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation. He maintains a blog at RobertBluey.com.

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