Earlier this year, feminist boners across the country deflated when the filibuster-happy Senate Republicans blocked the nomination of Ginsburg-in-waiting Judge Nina Pillard to the federal bench. But now, thanks to the death of the filibuster, the Senate was able to go ahead and confirm her. Radical!
Meet Georgetown Law Professor and aspirant federal judge Nina Pillard. If you don't know who she is, here's the short version: she's a brilliant, kickass law scholar (and feminist) in the tradition of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And naturally, conservatives are flipping out about her nomination to the federal bench.