Looks like push is about to come to shove as the William Myers nomination comes to the Senate floor. All indications are that the demswill attempt to filibuster this nomination. Which will prompt the republicans to go withthe Senate rules change. Gail Russell Chaddock at the Christian Science Monitor has more on this.
Both Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell have issued statements.
Harry Reid goes on about this being an assault on Checks and Balances. Harry, you and the dems have had their chances to speak out on this. 82% of Americans say it is time to have an up or down vote on judicial nominees. By using the filibuster you are attempting to subvert the Senate's Advise and Consent obligations. All you and the dems are doing is being obstructionist. If you want to control who ascends to the Federal judicial bench, then get more of your party's Senate candidates elected. - Sailor