And while there may be votes on some circuit court nominees later today, the Senate has once again bogged down when it comes to up-or-down votes on judicial nominees.
The Gang of 14 promised, but hasn’t delivered, a return to normalcy in the confirmation process.
Majority Leader Frist should bring all nominees already voted out of committee to a floor vote before the August recess, and also work with Chairman Specter to lay out a schedule for the September session. A failure to get an up-or-down vote on Peter Keisler, the long awaited nominee for the 11th seat on the D.C. Circuit, will be a significant defeat for the GOP, just below the failure to fill a SCOTUS seat on the list of major Senate screw-ups.