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    Zack from the SFV

    Those folks threatened to vote her down. My memory is that it was by no means certain at first that she would get enough Republican votes to avoid a filibuster, or who they would be. Also, controversial doesn't mean "was filibustered to death." The nomination of Justice Rehnquist to be Chief Justice was controversial, and something like 35 senators voted against him, an unprecedented number for a successful Chief Justice nominee.

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    by MichaelNY on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 01:08:43 PM PST

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