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'Cloture' and 'nuclear option' may be keys to court pick : Republicans may have to fend off filibuster

President Trump's announcement of Neil Gorsuch as his Supreme Court nominee fueled speculation that Senate Republicans may use a procedure known as the "nuclear option" to ensure they can confirm a new justice even if Democrats oppose Trump's choice.

Senate procedure requires an agreement to move any issue to the floor for a vote. If some senators -- or even one senator -- object, they can just keep talking to delay a vote. That's a filibuster. Sixty senators have to vote to stop the filib

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