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  •  Supreme Court is easier... (2+ / 0-)
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    Iberian, Eyesbright

    ...than lower positions.

    It's a big deal to hold up a Supreme Court nominee, but you ever hear in casual conversation "the Republicans are holding up the nomination of this random 3rd circuit court of appeals judge!"?

    (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
    Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

    by Sparhawk on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 09:53:02 AM PST

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    •  Left and Libertarian (0+ / 0-)

      DON'T BELONG OR GO TOGETHER.  Just more bagger nonsense.

      •  ...wow. (1+ / 0-)
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        happy camper

        Except do you even know how many district court judgeships are vacant right now?

        I don't get why people are responding so harshly to him.  He's factually right.  They won't keep the SCOTUS seat open for years, although they will try to knock nominees out of consideration.  But trial court and even appellate court positions have been empty for years.

        "The first drawback of anger is that it destroys your inner peace; the second is that it distorts your view of reality. If you come to understand that anger is really unhelpful, you can begin to distance yourself from anger." - The Dalai Lama

        by auron renouille on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 11:45:49 PM PST

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