Short Memories

by Jonathan H. Adler

The AP takes a skeptical eye to Democratic claims that Republicans are engaged in unprecedented obstruction of judicial nominees.

Ten months into Barack Obama’s presidency, Democrats are accusing Republicans of creating “a dark mark on the Senate” by delaying confirmation of his federal court nominees.

The mark might not be as dark as Democrats make it seem.

Of the 27 judicial nominations Obama has made so far, all five brought up for votes in the Senate have won relatively quick confirmations, including new Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

The report notes that Dem complaints center around two nominees, and that Senate Majority Leader HArry Reid has yet to try and bring either to the floor for a vote.

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