Today the Senate confirmed magistrate judge Patty Shwartz to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The vote was 64-34. BLT covers the vote here. The usual folks have complained that it took too long for the Senate to confirm Judge Shwartz, and have blamed Republican obstruction. Yet as noted here, here, and here, Democratic Senator Robert Menendez was initially responsible for holding up her confirmation.