Radio Blogger -- who is a coffee getter, or something -- for Hugh Hewitt, makes the astonishing claim that the "judicial filibuster" did not exist before the year 2000. It is of course, the filibuster, period; and it has existed in differing forms for a couple of centuries now. That it has been used rarely for judicial nominees is of little import, since their have been other ways to keep judicial nominations from getting a vote.
Note that Radio Blogger mocks Robert Byrd, the only U.S. Senator that I don't despise, for quoting from the Bible (King James Version --"I don't read any other version of the Bible"). I can't think of a clearer cut example of religious bigotry.