Washington (CNN) – The Senate Monday voted narrowly to end a filibuster of President Barack Obama's pick for the California-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after a key Republican argued the judge was too sympathetic to criminal defendants and, based on his writings about Roe v. Wade, might be a judicial activist.
By a vote of 60 to 31, the Senate got the minimum number of votes needed to move forward on the nomination of Andrew Hurwitz, a justice currently serving on the Supreme Court of Arizona.
Has Hell just frozen over?
This is just more evidence that congress will hinder work just because it has a tinge of the other side of the isle in its aroma.
Charles Grassley of Iowa is an old man who needs leave Washington and take McCain with him.
STOP THE OBSTRUCTION BS , GO TO WORK OR FIND A NEW JOB !
OH NO! This could be seen as a victory for Obama!
You dem haters don't like THAT!
The only "judicial activists", are the 5 Neo-con judges on the US Supreme Court. Make no mistake, electing a Republican to the Presidency could tilt the Supreme Court even further to the right, which we all now know would be a disaster (based on the Citizens United ruling). America, if you don't want to see the country being owned by corporations, vote a straight Democrat ticket in November.
What qualifies a "judicial activist" anyway. Little posts with no substance do nothing but incite unfounded bickering.