Listen Up, Republicans -- No Filibustering the Vote on Judge Sotomayor

By Lanny DavisAttorney/Former White House Special Counsel

Judge Sotomayor is an outstanding choice -- an excellent jurist, first rate academic and legal credentials, and reflective of life experiences that are important at the level of Supreme Court jurisprudence.

Let every Republican Senator -- and conservative talk show hosts on radio and TV -- who between 2000 - 2008 insisted that Supreme Cout Justice nominees should not require 60 votes for confirmation, but rather, 51, and who insisted on an up-or-down vote for all of President Bush's judicial nominees now stand up -- you know who you are, and if you don't, readers of this page will remind you -- and insist on Judge Sotomayor receiving an up-or-down vote and no filibuster by Republicans.

It's intellectual honesty time.