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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to reporters
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On the nuclear option

Sarah A. Binder

Sarah Binder, senior fellow in Governance Studies, explains why Senate Republicans chose the “nuclear option,” ending the ability to filibuster Supreme Court nominations, and what this means for partisan relations in the coming years.

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