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Frist Stands Firm on Vote for All Judicial Nominees

Assistant Senate Minority Leader Richard Durbin of Illinois said if Republicans "break the rules" to outlaw filibusters, Democrats would insist that Senate plays "by the rules."

Those rules, unless waived by the unanimous consent, require, among other things, a full reading of a bill brought up for debate. That could take hours.

"If they go forward with this, the Senate will change," Durbin said. "The age-old complaint that no one has read what we are voting on will change."

This could get very interesting if Frist doesn't back down or agree to a compromise with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. The Senate clerks best rest their vocal chords and bring plenty of water.


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