Many commentators and elected officials overlook President Obama has previously nominated two Justices for openings and both were approved. Nine Republican members of the senate voted for Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s appointment; five Republicans voted to confirm Judge Elena Kagan (one Democrat opposed).
All that has to be done is to follow the commitment to a fair review process. Judges (notably Earl Warren) often change views during their tenure. No effort should be made to rig the court with a judicial philosophy to win approval for a nominee.
Republicans See How Long They Can Hold Their Breath – The New York Times http://nyti.ms/1otXG57