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  Republicans fail again to break Estrada filibuster
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Last EditedCOSDem  Mar 18, 2003 11:21pm
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News DateWednesday, March 19, 2003 05:21:24 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionSenate Judiciary Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said it was the first time in the Senate's history that three votes to move to the confirmation of a president's nominee had failed on the Senate floor.

Every Republican voted to end the filibuster. They were joined by Democratic Sens. Bill Nelson of Florida, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, John Breaux of Louisiana and Zell Miller of Georgia.

The rest of the Democrats and independent Sen. Jim Jeffords of Vermont stood firm.
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