Hate to break it to you, but debate kind of has to end to vote on the judges.http://www.factcheck.org/article317.html The right to extended debate was not created until 1806,
when the Senate cleaned up its rulebook and dispensed - probably by mistake
- with the rule that allowed a majority to limit the debate. Filibusters did not begin in earnest until the newly formed Democratic and Whig parties formed several decades later.
The future of our law should be decided by Congress, which is why only originalists should be allowed on the bench.