GOP Mulling 'Nuclear Option' To Speed Judicial Nominations

Law360, Washington (January 23, 2019, 6:38 PM EST) -- Republicans could again turn to the “nuclear option” to change Senate rules and advance President Donald Trump’s nominees, one senator said this week, cutting down the time the Senate takes on judicial and other nominees.

The move would come after months of complaints from Republicans that Democrats have thrown up procedural roadblocks in front of otherwise-qualified Trump nominees and revives a similar proposal to change the rules from last Congress. Several Republicans have said they’ve discussed making the move, which would be the latest step in escalating changes to the Senate rules in the past several years

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