Why doesn’t the world stop when I don’t have to time to cogitate and post? Yes, a deal has been struck just now that would avoid, at least for now, a showdown over judicial filibusters, the so-called “Nuclear Option.”
If most of Bush’s appellate nominees and all his future Supreme Court nominees get an up-or-down vote, then great. Since I don’t trust most Senate Democrats (and some Senate Republicans) further than I can throw them, I don’t know if this deal accomplishes that, but it might. And it is progress as the White House has said. And it’s probably preferable to a divisive showdown vote on the matter.
We shall see. But for now, I’m glad.