|The so-called "Nuclear Option" would give the White House the power to overturn filibusters for judicial nominations. If this ruling stands, it would allow a simple majority of 51 votes, rather than 60 votes, to affirm judges for lifetime appointments.
This unprecedented procedural tactic would allow Bush and senate Republicans to "ram through" any nominee they choose, and allow them to stack any court ( including the Supreme Court ) with ultra-right wing judges.
Please take 5 minutes and help stop the "Nuclear Option" dead in it's tracks by calling a key senator now.
The vote on the "Nuclear Option" could happen as early as May 18th, and there are only a few senators left who are considered undecided. At this point it is URGENT that progressives make themselves heard, and let these senators know that the "nuclear option" would damage the Senate -- and our democracy -- for years to come.