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Returning Civility to the Senate Confirmation Process Without Destroying the Senate

by Sam Wice — Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019@Wice_sam

Recent Senate confirmation battles have featured unprecedented conflict. Without the need to consult with Democrats to overcome a filibuster on nominees, Republicans have eliminated some of the bipartisan confirmation norms such as the “blue slip” for U.S. circuit court nominees, which required each home state senator to approve of a circuit court nominee. In response, […]