Another name for the so-called "nuclear" option which would prevent filibusters in the United States Senate, thus giving a large amount of power to simple majority of senators. The constitutional option would call for 51 votes to invoke cloture and end debate instead of the long established rule requiring two-thirds or 60 votes to invoke cloture.
Thanks to the constitutional option, President Bush will now have a rubber stamp of approval from the senate on 100% of his judicial nominees.
by Mark Mallamo May 18, 2005
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