This post from the UofL Law Faculty blogs strikes close to home and provides a little insight on daylight disinfectant:
Every time there are confirmation hearings for a new Supreme Court justice, there is renewed interest (at least on the media’s part) in the confirmation hearings of Brandeis. The Brandeis nomination set the standard for contentious confirmation hearings. Brandeis was nominated by Wilson on January 28, 1916. Brandeis was not confirmed until June 1, over 5 months later.
If the Sotomayor hearings aren’t giving you enough excitement to fill your Supreme Court politics cravings, the Wall Street Journal has reprinted 4 of their articles from the Brandeis hearings. Look for the links in the second column, about a quarter of the way down the page. Enjoy.