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Senate Judiciary Nov 16
Chairman : “The blue slip is not meant to signify the senator’s ultimate support or opposition to the nominee. It only expresses the senator’s view about whether the nominee should get a hearing.”
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Senate Judiciary Nov 16
Chairman : “I won’t allow senators to use the blue slip to prevent a Committee hearing for political or ideological reasons.”
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Senate Judiciary Nov 16
Chairman : “The blue slip serves the important purpose of encouraging consultation between the White House and the Senate.”
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Senate Judiciary Nov 16
Chairman : “Let me be clear: I will maintain the blue slip courtesy.”
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Senate Judiciary Nov 16
Chairman Grassley: “Today, I’m announcing that the Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing for two circuit court nominees, each of whom has one home-state senator who has not returned a blue slip containing a positive endorsement.”
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Senate Judiciary Nov 16
Chairman speaks about the and the nominations of David Stras and Kyle Duncan
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Senate Judiciary Nov 16
The treatment of blue slips as simply advisory is a bipartisan tradition.
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Senate Judiciary Nov 16
“Of my 18 predecessors as chairman of the committee, only two allowed home-state senators unilateral veto power through the blue slip.”
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Senate Judiciary Nov 16
“Consultation with the White House is something we senators should value and encourage. But we should not allow home-state senators to abuse this courtesy by attempting to block committee proceedings for political or ideological reasons.”
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Senate Judiciary Nov 16
“For the vast majority of the blue slip’s history, a negative or unreturned blue slip did not stop the Senate Judiciary Committee from holding a hearing and vote on a nominee.”
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Senate Judiciary Nov 16
“Some of my Democratic colleagues are attempting to rewrite history, falsely claiming that the blue slip courtesy is meant to give a single home-state senator veto power over the president’s judicial nominations.”
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Senate Judiciary Nov 16
“The Blue Slip was intended to serve as an advisory tool – a source of information for senators to consider when casting a vote.”
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Senate Judiciary Nov 14
.: A senator can’t use a blue slip to block a judicial nominee just because it’s not the person the senator would’ve picked
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ChuckGrassley Nov 2
This wk the senate confirmed 4 circuit judges + 1 district judge We have confirmed more circuits than Clinton Obama Bush each did in 1st yr
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Senate Judiciary Nov 2
Following the confirmation of five federal judges this week, Chairman discusses the importance of filling judicial vacancies
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Senate Republicans Nov 2
Live from the Senate floor: Chairman on the nomination of Stephanos Bibas to the 3rd C…
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Leader McConnell Nov 2
Together w & , we'll continue to put judges on the courts who will uphold the law as it’s written, not as they wish it.
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Senate Judiciary Nov 1
Senator questioned the ABA’s treatment of 8th Circuit nominee Steve Grasz during today’s nominations hearing
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Senate Judiciary Nov 1
. introduced 8th Circuit nominee from Nebraska at today's hearing and had thoughts on the ABA's nominee rating
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Senate Judiciary Nov 1
. presided over today’s nomination hearing on 8th Circuit nominee from Nebraska
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