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    ColoTim, StrayCat, mightymouse

    The only Supreme Court nomination filibustered was Abe Fortras' nomination by LBJ to be Chief Justice (he was already an AJ).

    Even there the filibuster only works for conservative interests.

    That, incidentlly was the last time a Democrat was in a position to fill the CJ slot.  Nixon ended up filling it, and the court has had republicans in the CJ slot ever since.

    I think FDR was the last Dem to actually get a CJ confirmed.

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