Frist says no deal on judicial filibusters

[JURIST] Hopes for a bipartisn resolution of the judicial filibusters issue faded Wednesday in the wake of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's rejection of a compromise [JURIST report] advanced by Minority Leader Harry Reid that would have allowed at least two of the President's blocked judicial nominees to go forward with the understanding that current rules allowing filibusters of judicial nominations would be preserved. Frist said Tuesday that he would insist on up-and-down votes for all nominees and would accept no deal. Senator Reid offered this reaction [text] from the Senate floor. AP has more.



 

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