According to the conservatives, the President's term was almost over in January, 2009. Get over yourselves. He won. TWICE!! It's his job to nominate & you have a bloody job to do. I know by your non-action that you think we expect you to collect a check & ignore us. Listen up: it's getting old. DO YOUR JOB! Hold hearings & get the Supreme Court back to work. A split dysfunctional court does not reflect well on anyone, especially you feckless dweebs in the Senate!!