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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 28: U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) speaks to members of the media after a meeting in the office of Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) September 28, 2018 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump has ordered a one-week-long supplemental FBI background …

Flake Votes ‘No’ on Judges, Grassley Cancels Votes for Remainder of 2018

Outgoing Never Trump Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) is voting against all judicial nominees unless he gets a vote on legislation to protect Robert Mueller, scuttling 21 upcoming Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) votes, requiring Vice President Mike Pence to break ties for some nominees already on the Senate floor, and requiring all others to be re-nominated in 2019.

Donald Trump

Democrats Try to Block Trump’s Judicial Nominees with Blue Slips

Democrats are trying to resurrect a way to block President Trump’s judicial nominees with “blue slips” as the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares for a hearing Wednesday on the nomination of Ryan Bounds to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 31: Judge Neil Gorsuch delivers brief remarks after being nominated by U.S. President Donald Trump to the Supreme Court with his wife Marie Louise Gorshuch during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House January 31, 2017 in Washington, DC. If confirmed, Gorsuch would …

Conservatives Push Senate to Eject ABA from Judicial Confirmation Process

WASHINGTON, DC – Conservatives are pushing the Senate to jettison the American Bar Association (ABA) from any role in evaluating President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees, noting that the ABA is a private organization with a far-left political agenda, and that the special-interest group unfairly discriminates against conservatives.

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Grassley Will Not Allow Senators to Use ‘Blue Slip Courtesy’ to Block Trump’s Judicial Nominees

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announced Monday that he will not allow any senator to abuse the “blue slip courtesy” to block a judicial nomination. This paves the way for all of President Donald Trump’s nominees to get through Grassley’s committee for a confirmation vote by the full Senate, giving the president a major victory for the 2018 midterms.