Nominating Judges

| Fri May 1, 2009 2:20 PM EDT

Is Arlen Specter's defection to the Democratic Party bad for the Democrats?  Jay Newton-Small suggests there's one extremely specific way in which it might very well be.  You'll be unsurprised to hear that arcane Senate rules are at the bottom of it.

Get Mother Jones by Email - Free. Like what you're reading? Get the best of MoJo three times a week.