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Supreme Court Confirmation

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Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is awaiting a confirmation vote by the full Senate, but Democrats have secured enough votes to filibuster. A vote is expected Friday. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has signaled he will likely change Senate rules to reduce the threshold from 60 votes to a simple majority to get Gorsuch confirmed – the so-called “nuclear option.”

Here to discuss Judge Gorsuch, the confirmation process and the Supreme Court are professors Steve Gottlieb and Vincent Bonventre of Albany Law School. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.  The number to call is 1-800-348-2551. You can also email your question to