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  •  I think it's possible there will be more than that (1+ / 0-)
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    bumiputera

    Many of Obama's appellate nominees were confirmed unanimously, or by lopsided margins, even in the gridlock of 2009-2011.

    Not saying that will happen again if they are nominated to SCOTUS, but I think confirmation could be easier assuming no other problems arise with their nominations.

    •  Then who was being blocked? (0+ / 0-)

      Jack Donaghy: "We're nipping this in the bud. Jenna's going to issue a formal apology tomorrow on "Hardball"....you do know what that is, don't you?" Jenna Maroney: "Yes. Should I prepare a song?"

      by bjssp on Thu Jul 05, 2012 at 08:46:41 AM PDT

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      •  Goodwin Liu and Caitlin Halligan (0+ / 0-)

        They are both very young, Liu was in his 30s when he was nominated. I think GOP feared them because they could be elevated to SCOTUS at young age, or sit on the appellate court of like 30+ years. I believe Dems felt the same way in blocking Miguel Estrada.

        •  Yes, but...I could be wrong here, but I think I (0+ / 0-)

          remember hearing about a lot of judicial appointments blocked. Am I mixing up that stuff and other governmental appointments, like those with the Treasury Department?

          Jack Donaghy: "We're nipping this in the bud. Jenna's going to issue a formal apology tomorrow on "Hardball"....you do know what that is, don't you?" Jenna Maroney: "Yes. Should I prepare a song?"

          by bjssp on Thu Jul 05, 2012 at 09:01:52 AM PDT

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          •  I think some district court nominees (0+ / 0-)

            were filibustered too.

            I think the main problem has been the foot dragging on these nominations. Most are not controversial, and they get confirmed easily, when put up for a vote. But that takes months.

    •  I really do think the Supreme Court is the main (0+ / 0-)

      battleground. Voters don't care about lower courts, but Senate conservatives know that a Supreme confirmation is where they can get maximum exposure.

      27, Male, MA-08 (hometown MI-06)

      by bumiputera on Fri Jul 06, 2012 at 05:23:37 AM PDT

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