The Senate voted 57-41 Thursday to confirm Patricia Wald to serve on the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.

The Senate is halfway through a list of 10 executive branch and judicial nominees that Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidBill O'Reilly: Politics helped kill Kate Steinle, Zarate just pulled the trigger Tax reform is nightmare Déjà vu for Puerto Rico Ex-Obama and Reid staffers: McConnell would pretend to be busy to avoid meeting with Obama MORE (D-Nev.) filed cloture on earlier this week. 

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Republicans have refused to yield back any debate time out of frustration that Democrats unilaterally changed the Senate filibuster rules last month, allowing several of President Obama’s nominees that were previously blocked to get up-or-down votes this week.

The rule change means only 51 votes are needed to end a filibuster on nominations below the level of the Supreme Court. Previously, 60 votes were needed.

The Senate has been in session debating nominations since 2 p.m. on Wednesday and is expected to have to work through the weekend if Republicans don’t allow shorter debate times. Republicans have used the debate time to criticize the rule change and ObamaCare.

After confirming Wald’s nomination, the Senate voted 57-40 to end debate on the nomination of Brian Morris to be a U.S. district judge for the District of Montana. His confirmation vote is expected after up to two hours of debate.

Sen. Max BaucusMax Sieben BaucusBooker tries to find the right lane  Top Lobbyists 2017: Hired Guns GOP tries to keep spotlight on taxes amid Mueller charges MORE (D-Mont.) praised Morris as one of the “greatest legal minds” Montana has produced.