“Hit the Road, Blue Slips”: Eliminating Senate Obstructionism of Federal Judicial Appointments
“Simply put, there shouldn’t be one set of rules for . . . Republican nominees under a Republican president and a different set for nominees under a Democratic president.” Footnote #1 content: Nominations: Hearing Before the S. Comm. on the Judiciary, 117th Cong. (Jan. 12, 2022) (statement of Chair Dick Durbin at 07:06–07:17), https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/meetings/01/05/2022/nominations [https://perma.cc/XZ49-BAAB].
— Dick Durbin, U.S. Senator, Majority Whip and Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, 2021