by Julia Pyper
April 07, 2017

Senate Republicans triggered what’s known as the “nuclear option” this week in response to a political roadblock from Democrats. The move allows President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch to be confirmed by a simple majority vote, instead of the longstanding supermajority threshold of 60 votes.

A lot of people on both sides of the aisle have pointed out that changing the 200-year-old Senate rule could politicize the justice system for decades to come. But that’s not the only nuclear option being hotly debated... there’s also the...