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Tide of Right-Wing Judges Could Recede Quickly If Democrats Take Back the Senate
The GOP’s Alabama fiasco and a 2018 wave election could bring back a Democratic Senate and ruin the right’s plan to control the judiciary.
McConnell Pulls Out the Stops to Smooth Path for Trump’s Judicial Nominees.
GOP used the “blue slip” tradition that let senators veto home-state judges to thwart Obama nominations. Now they’re denying Democrats the same power.
Blue-Slip Tradition, Democrats’ Best Weapon Against Right-Wing Judges, in Peril
The century-long tradition of requiring approval of judicial nominees by home-state senators could soon be scrapped under pressure from conservatives.
Trump Is Going to Lose It When He Finds Out About This Obscure Senate Rule
He has just nominated ten federal judges. Democratic senators can use the arcane “blue slip” practice to block three.