Dems Can’t Defeat Gorsuch; What Should They Seek?

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Senate Democrats are unlikely to block President Trump's nomination of appeals judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Filibustering Gorsuch would likely cause the Republicans to do away with the filibuster forever—the so-called "nuclear option"—and to confirm the nominee by a simple majority vote. What could a victory look like for Democrats? Three markers of possible success come to mind, Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!