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"Whatever the numbers suggest, you've got to read them with a grain of salt in the sense because they're not necessarily apples to apples comparisons," said James R. Copland, director of the conservative-leaning Manhattan Institute's Center for Legal Policy. "You can't just look at confirmation rates and say much about it meaningfully."
"This is but one application of many of those [Senate] procedures that are designed to give individual senators a lot of power and to thwart the majority from being able to get things through the Senate easily," he said.