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Senate Republicans likely to change custom that allows Democrats to block judicial choices

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Republicans made strict use of a Senate rule to make sure President Obama couldn’t appoint judges, leaving Trump with 120 judicial placements. Now, those same Republicans are going to get rid of that same Senate rule so Trump can appoint judges with ZERO oversight. The judicial branch is supposed to act independently and free of partisan politics. Tell that to Republicans.

Senate Republicans likely to change custom that allows Democrats to block judicial choices

Under “blue slip” practice, nominations don’t proceed unless home-state senators approve.


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