Senate Democrats managed to sustain
a filibuster of the nomination of William Myers to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on a 53 to 44 vote for cloture. (Sixty votes are required to cut off debate.) The 9th circuit is the "liberal" appellate court out of San Francisco that ruled against the Pledge of Allegiance in schools, and the Republicans wanted to "balance" it with a special-interest stooge.
Go, Dems! Senator Joseph Biden of Delaware was unfortunately a defector, but several Republican senators voted with the Dems. As power seeps away from the Bush administration, we should be seeing more of that.