Does anyone remember Federal appeals court nominee Miguel Estrada, whose nomination was...?

...blocked by Democrats? Mr. Estrada was nominated by George W. Bush. Unable to block Estrada's nomination in the Senate Judiciary Committee after the Republican Party took control of the Senate in 2003, Senate Democrats used a filibuster to prevent his nomination from being given a final confirmation vote on... show more ...blocked by Democrats?
Mr. Estrada was nominated by George W. Bush. Unable to block Estrada's nomination in the Senate Judiciary Committee after the Republican Party took control of the Senate in 2003, Senate Democrats used a filibuster to prevent his nomination from being given a final confirmation vote on the full Senate floor.

Then-Senator Obama voted against Mr. Estrada, as did Senator Kennedy and other prominent Democrats. Why did the Democrats block the nomination?
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