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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Will Frist defy yesterday's filibuster deal?

Last night Senator Bill Frist (widely seen as yesterday's big loser) stated that he would abide by the compromise, which would lead to two judicial nominees being withdrawn or filibustered, Myers and Saad. Today, he's already making noises to the contrary. From the above post:

"Senate Majority Leader Frist will file for cloture on President Bush’s nomination of William Myers to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals later this week, according to sources on and off Capitol Hill, wasting no time in testing the resolve of 14 Republican and Democratic senators who forced at least a temporary halt to the battle over Democratic filibusters of President Bush’s judicial picks."

Looks like the battle's just begun.