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Venable partner and former Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor was quoted in a March 29, 2017, National Journal article on the likely possibility that the Senate will invoke the so-called “nuclear option” to end filibusters for Supreme Court nominees. Republicans are considering a change to Senate rules enabling them to approve the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court by a simple majority and thwart a threatened filibuster by Democrats.

"It's a terrible shame they've allowed it to get to this point," said Senator Pryor who was part of the Gang of 14 that helped preserve the filibuster back in 2005. "It's all partisan politics. That's just what it is. Nobody has clean hands here."