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Government by tantrum

Posted By Rob Schofield On July 30, 2012 @ 2:22 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Here is the kind of thing that was being referenced when we reported recently [1] that the North Carolina General Assembly was starting to resemble the U.S. Congress.

According to this report [2], opponents of President Obama are so set on blocking consideration of any judicial appointees during the fourth year of his term that they’re even filibustering a judge with overwhelming conservative support [3]!   

As you might recall, leaders of the General Assembly have stymied several of the Governor’s appointments to the state Board of Education (and other important state panels) in a similar and wholly political fashion.


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[1] we reported recently: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2012/06/06/is-this-raleigh-or-washington/

[2] this report: http://legaltimes.typepad.com/blt/2012/07/senate-showdown-coming-for-appellate-judicial-nominees.html

[3] filibustering a judge with overwhelming conservative support: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/07/30/606711/senate-republicans-filibuster-judge-they-dont-even-oppose/

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