Confused by what happened and what it means? Enlighten yourself.
Republicans have filibustered three Obama court nominees. That could be the end of the filibuster.
Obama is filling a number of important vacancies on federal courts - that is, if Senate Republicans let him.
In 2008, 8 federal court vacancies have been officially designated as "emergencies." This year, 25 were.
Obama wants to fill existing vacancies on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. That is not what "court packing" means.
The American Bar Association issues influential ratings of potential judicial nominees. The best way to get a bad rating is to be a racial minority or a woman.