Senate filibuster fight cools for now, but battles ahead
Easing off a stalemate, the Senate moved forward Tuesday with a power-sharing agreement in the evenly-split chamber after Republican leader Mitch McConnell backed off his demand that Senate Democrats preserve the procedural tool known as the filibuster.
Weich advised Democratic senators on O’Connor succession, new book says
University of Baltimore School of Law Dean Ronald Weich assisted Senate Democrats as they prepared in July 2005 to advise President George W. Bush on whom he should name to succeed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, journalist Joan Biskupic reported in her new biography of Chief Justice John Roberts. O’Connor had announced on […]