UPDATE ~ Democrats won't filibuster Gonzales nomination

[JURIST] Following up on a story reported earlier [JURIST report] today on JURIST's Paper Chase, Senate Democrats said Tuesday they will not try to filibuster the nomination of Alberto Gonzales [White House biography; JURIST Newsmaker] as attorney general, although they are expected to delay a final vote until at least Thursday. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid [official website] confirmed that Democrats would not stand in the way of a final vote on Gonzales following a weekly planning session. Reid said a substantial number of Democracts, likely between 25 and 30, would vote against Gonzales however. Democrats were expected to delay the final vote until Thursday to prevent President Bush from mentioning it in his State of the Union address Wednesday night. AP has more.

 

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