The Battle Is Joined

It appears that the cloture vote on Justice Priscilla Owen will be held tomorrow. Bill Frist has scheduled an all-night session tonight, presumably to recreate some of the flavor of filibusters of old. Beds have been brought into the Strom Thurmond Room–aptly enough–of the Capitol building:

Here is the speech that Frist delivered earlier today:

Mr. President, over the last three days, for more than 25 hours, the Senate has debated a simple principle

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