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From left to right, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) hold a news conference to call on Republicans to reveal the "dark money" donars supporting the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court at the U.S. Capitol March 29, 2017 in Washington. The Democratic senators said that Gorsuch was not from the "mainstream" and that the Senate should require 60 votes to confirm him. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
From left to right, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) hold a news conference to call on Republicans to reveal the "dark money" donars supporting the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court at the U.S. Capitol March 29, 2017 in Washington. The Democratic senators said that Gorsuch was not from the "mainstream" and that the Senate should require 60 votes to confirm him. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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The Senate this week is expected to vote on the nomination of President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Many Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, are saying they will filibuster. Republicans are saying that if they do, they will trigger the nuclear option, and unilaterally change the rules to allow Gorsuch to be confirmed with a simple 51-vote majority.

Here & Now's Robin Young talks with Emily Bazelon (@emilybazelon), staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and a fellow at Yale Law School, about where things stand on Gorsuch's confirmation.

This segment aired on April 3, 2017.

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