Apologies for the light blogging of late. I’m on sabbatical next semester, which means that in a few weeks I expect to be posting much more frequently (you decide whether that is exciting news or not).
With respect to the nomination of Judge Garland, I don’t expect much to happen until November. I’m surprised, though, that the focus has been on how to bring public pressure on Senate Republicans (or just some of them) to hold a confirmation hearing. I would think that the more effective strategy would be for Senate Democrats to start filibustering things that Republicans want until a hearing is granted. Then again, these days Senate Democrats are probably feeling good about their chances of taking the Senate after Trump gets wiped out in the Fall, so why do anything that gets in the way of that?