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McConnell and the apparent GOP plan to control the courts


Sen. Mitch McConnell this week further eroded the filibuster, eliminating it for certain lower-level judiciary and sub-cabinet-level nominees, and reducing debate on those nominees from 30 hours to 2. Joy Reid and Elie Mystal, editor of, discuss what he believes are Republican strategies to control the courts.