Grassley To Tear Up 'Blue Slips' To Advance 2 Trump Judges

Law360, Washington (November 16, 2017, 8:56 PM EST) -- The chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is looking to advance two of President Donald Trump's choices for appellate courts, he said Thursday, bucking a century-old tradition allowing home-state senators to have a say in judicial nominations.

Grassley said he would not allow senators to use the “blue slip” tradition as a de facto veto of judicial nominees for circuit courts and said he would set up Fifth and Sixth Circuit nominees for a hearing later this month. The practice is part...
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