Will the newest member of the supreme court become the hero of constitutional restraint and strict construction?
Will he follow the trend of contemporary practices of adapting the beltway mindset?
Former president, Dwight Eisenhower was once asked if he had any regrets of his 8 years in the white house?
"Yes, two of them... and they're both still on the supreme court."
The senate Democrats rescinded their filibuster at the last hour, because they did not want to force a "nuclear option" whereby the senate Republican majority would vote to overrule the parliamentarian and strike down the senate rules.
The Democrats want to save that option for the next supreme court nominee.