Obama’s Midnight Appointees

January 30th, 2014

Let’s assume that the GOP wins the Senate in November. Because there is no filibuster any longer for lower court nominees, could/would the President hastily nominate a slew of judicial nominees? And could/would Harry Reid be able to get them through expedited hearings quickly enough to be confirmed before the new Congress takes over? And could/would the GOP do anything to stop these last-minute appointees? I understand that the Republicans have already employed a bevy of stalling tactics, and required the Democrats to spend the full number of hours on debate. But, the Democrats then worked through the weekend.

I’m not enough of an expert in the calendaring and scheduling process, but how quickly could this process go?