Squeeze Play: Manion slips by the Senate

Manion slips by the Senate

Resistance to the appointment, President Reagan assured a political rally in Miami last week, had come from a "little lynch mob." Some "little lynch mob": half the U.S. Senate, backed by a phalanx of other politicians and legal scholars, all opposing the President's nomination of Archconservative Daniel Manion to a federal judgeship. The final vote of the Senators was 49 to 49. The roll call came on the question of whether to reconsider an earlier vote, one that would have been 47 to 47 but tipped 48 to 46 for confirmation only because the rules forced Senate Democratic Leader Robert Byrd...

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