Bench Memos

Losing An Electoral Opportunity

Over at NRO Central, Sean Rushton has a timely reminder of the importance, constitutionally and electorally, of a GOP push for Senate confirmation of pending judicial nominations.  Striking the same note today is Robert Novak, who devotes his column today (hat tip: RCP) to the question “Where does this problem really begin?”  It seems to be a combination of Bill Frist’s neglect, Arlen Specter’s eccentricity, and Harriet Miers’s sloth.