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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) attends a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Aug. 28, 2018. The elimination of the filibuster against judicial nominees allows the majority party free rein to push through nominees with little to no consideration for the views or objections of the minority — a major break in Senate tradition. “They are making a mockery of the process, and that is because the No. 1 goal of the hard right is to stack the bench with ideologues," Schumer said. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times)

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) attends a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Aug. 28, 2018. The elimination of the filibuster against judicial nominees allows the majority party free rein to push through nominees with little to no consideration for the views or objections of the minority — a major break in Senate tradition. “They are making a mockery of the process, and that is because the No. 1 goal of the hard right is to stack the bench with ideologues," Schumer said. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times)