Bipartisan confirmation to Supreme Court no longer the norm, recent Senate votes show
Washington Times: "Curt Levey, president of the Committee for Justice, said he wouldn’t go as far as to say the Senate would hold up a nominee if a president of the opposite party were to offer one. But he does say the process has become more partisan based on the belief that the way to “make social change” is through the justices.
'Playing hardball is the norm,' he said.
However, Mr. Levey said that if Mr. Biden were to see another Supreme Court vacancy, the president would likely need to nominate someone far more moderate than Justice-designate Jackson should the GOP take control of the upper chamber after the 2022 midterm elections.
'[Republicans] have never engaged in the politics of personal destruction the way Democrats did with Bork, Thomas or Kavanaugh,' he said. 'There is always going to be a few Republicans — the Murkowskis and Collins and Romneys … of the world [who] aren’t going to vote against a nominee just because McConnell did.'"