...a few more things to throw at reich-wing friends/relatives/coworkers/whatever:
- President Eisenhower used a recess appointment to place William Brennan on the SC.
- the longest it has taken to seat a new SC Justice since the Civil War ended was 127 days. Obama has 340 left in his 2nd term.
- current SC Justice Anthony Kennedy was confirmed for the court in an election year (1988). He was one of 17 justices who were seated on the SC in an election year; here are the rest:
happy hunting! :D