Okay...so, I've been hearing a lot about this filibuster. My question is this: Why not just say "no"? Are the justices guaranteed to be appointed if the motion is heard? Why be quiet about it...say what you want, right? Isn't that what's supposed to happen? I'm really, really confused about this mess.
[Added] Okay...I found a fairly concise description of the process here. It seems that a majority can confirm the appointment *unless* a senator filibusters it, in which case, a 3/5 supermajority is required for the confirmation.