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Princeton Students Bring Filibuster to Washington

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

(SSN Princeton) Today, dozens of college students will unite at the Capitol Reflecting Pool to state a 24 hour filibuster. The students hope to protest the “Nuclear Option” to end Judicial Filibuster being pushed by Senate Republicans such as Bill Frist.

The students hope to protest the “Nuclear Option”

The students will filibuster by the reflecting pool for 24 hours. They plan to read from the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

The mock filibuster stared two weeks ago outside the Frist Campus Center, name after Sen. Frist’s family, at Princeton. It has now been running for over 300 hours and included speeches by U.S. Rep. Rush Holt of New Jersey and U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey.

It seems nice that students are taking a stand in politics

While it seems nice that students are taking a stand in politics, not all of the students participating are particularly interested in the legislation. At least three of the students claimed they had little interest in the filibuster, but joined the protest because they were hoping to bang Karen.

While there seems to be widespread support among Republican senators, the nuclear option may die in the court of public opinion. A recent poll shows that fifty two percent of respondents support keeping judicial filibuster. And despite widespread interest, no one yet knows if Karen will get banged.


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