Nightmare Visions of a World Without Filibusters


Reporting from a "Save the Filibuster" rally at Georgetown Law School, The Weekly Standard's Matt Continetti describes an exchange between Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and a pack of excitable law students:

"Most of Bill Clinton's [court] nominees tended to be moderate," Schumer said. But Bush's picks–again he pointed–were "far out." He gave some examples.

"One said that slavery was God's gift to white people," he said.


"One said that the purpose of a woman was to be subjugated to her man."

More boos.

"One said"–he paused, barely containing his shock–"there should be . . . no zoning laws."

The crowd emitted a collective gasp.

Whole thing here. (sub. req.)