Last week Senate Democrats voted to end filibusters of all executive branch and lower court nominees. The filibuster of Supreme Court nominees will almost certainly follow if and when there is a filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee. [That is, it will be eliminated as well.] Who wins and loses from this change in the rules? It depends who you ask. Steve Hayward argues conservatives are the winners. Scott Lemieux says that liberals won. Eric Posner writes that centrists are the real losers, while The Hill says the biggest loser could be Kathleen Sebelius.
UPDATE: Additional thoughts from Judge J. Harvie WIlkinson III.
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