CBS News did a story tonight that dealt with the piece that Sonya and I wrote on the confirmation process.
Yet the problem is worsening with each White House administration, says John Lott, who studies legislative behavior at the American Enterprise Institute. “Nobody has completely clean hands here,” Lott said. “It’s just that you’ve got to draw a line and it's exploding. ...Each time you get a new administration in there, it’s worse than it was before.” The percent of federal judicial nominees confirmed under Jimmy Carter was 93 percent; under Ronald Reagan, 89 percent; under George H.W. Bush, 78 percent; under Bill Clinton, 74 percent; and in President Bush’s first term it was 69 percent, according to Lott’s research.