First Filibusters, Now Blue Slips: A New Fight over Judicial Nominations

March 7, 2014

By Elizabeth Slattery

Senate Democrats triggered the “nuclear option” to effectively eliminate the filibuster for executive and judicial nominations last year. Now another Senate tradition may be next up on the chopping block: the use of “blue slips.”

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy (D–VT) stated, “As long as the blue-slip process …read more

Read more here: http://blog.heritage.org/2014/03/07/first-filibusters-now-blue-slips-new-fight-judicial-nominations/

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