US Politics in Trump era Public date: 14.11.2019 12:15:01

14 Oct 2017

Republicans in Congress are about to give Trump even more power

For 100 years the Senate has allowed home-state senators to play a central role in approving nominees for federal judgeships in their states. For a judicial nomination to move forward, both senators from a nominee’s state must return a “blue slip” that signals their agreement that that nominee should receive a hearing in the Judiciary Committee. 
For 100 years the Senate has allowed home-state senators to play a central role in approving nominees for federal...

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