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Grassley says blue slips wonít veto Trumpís judicial picks
The Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2017 | Alex Swoyer

Posted on 11/14/2017 11:28:42 AM PST by jazusamo

Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley signaled this week he won’t adhere to a strict “blue-slip” policy for judicial nominees, clearing the path for Republicans to install some of President Trump’s picks over the objections of home-state Democrats.

Mr. Grassley said the blue-slip tradition was intended to make sure the president consults with senators about judicial picks from their states, but wasn’t intended to give those same senators an absolute veto.

“A senator can’t use a blue slip to block a nominee because it’s not the person the senator would’ve picked. The president gets to nominate judges,” Mr. Grassley said on the chamber floor Monday.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blueslip; grassley; judicialnominees; trump
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Good for Chairman Grassley.
1 posted on 11/14/2017 11:28:42 AM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

I call BS. I’ll believe it when I see a strict Constructionist going to Cali or Minnesota or New York etc.


2 posted on 11/14/2017 11:33:53 AM PST by wiseprince
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To: jazusamo

I call BS. I’ll believe it when I see a strict Constructionist going to Cali or Minnesota or New York etc.


3 posted on 11/14/2017 11:33:56 AM PST by wiseprince
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To: jazusamo

Boom!


4 posted on 11/14/2017 11:34:09 AM PST by Vendome (I've Gotta Be Me - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH-pk2vZG2M)
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To: jazusamo

Did Ditch approve of this change?


5 posted on 11/14/2017 11:38:14 AM PST by Paladin2 (No spelchk nor wrong word auto substition on mobile dev. Please be intelligent and deal with it....)
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This is a tradition that’s the Chairman decides as I understand it.


6 posted on 11/14/2017 11:39:35 AM PST by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo

Apparently the Chairmen “serve” at the whim of Ditch.


7 posted on 11/14/2017 11:41:05 AM PST by Paladin2 (No spelchk nor wrong word auto substition on mobile dev. Please be intelligent and deal with it....)
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To: jazusamo

Whether Trump passes legislation or not, his selection of federal judges, repeal of Obama’s illegal EOs, and protection of the Constitution alone makes him a major success.


8 posted on 11/14/2017 11:47:28 AM PST by pabianice (LINE)
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To: jazusamo

Chairman Grassley’s life expectancy just went down. But good on him if he follows through.

Now if we can just get the Turtleman to schedule actual votes. IMHO, the “five judicial nominee votes in one week” was a ONE-OFF. Where are the five judicial votes for THIS week? Or for NEXT week? Or for the WEEK AFTER NEXT...and the FOLLOWING week?

Turtleman is not scheduling them...he’s too busy trying to prevent UNCORRUPTABLE people such as Judge Moore from being elected to the Senate.


9 posted on 11/14/2017 11:50:06 AM PST by House Atreides (BOYCOTT the NFL, its products and players 100% - PERMANENT)
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Agreed...That 5 in one week has to keep happening, only Mitch controls the votes on the floor.


10 posted on 11/14/2017 11:53:31 AM PST by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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MAGA!

Lets git ‘er done, folks!

Please bump the Freepathon or click above to donate or become a monthly donor!

11 posted on 11/14/2017 11:56:52 AM PST by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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Of course as we all know here the president cannot pass legislation. That is the responsibility of the Congres....right?


12 posted on 11/14/2017 12:23:36 PM PST by billyboy15
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Of course as we all know here the president cannot pass legislation.

DACA, DACA, DACA.

13 posted on 11/14/2017 12:57:23 PM PST by itsahoot (As long as there is money to be divided, there will be division.)
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To: jazusamo

Good, because the judiciary need to be remade, and the blue slips tradition is idiotic.


14 posted on 11/14/2017 1:20:21 PM PST by Architect of Avalon
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To: jazusamo

I nust emailed him. Our people need to hear from us when the take a stand


15 posted on 11/14/2017 1:27:31 PM PST by rrrod (just an old guy with a gun in his pocket.6l)
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To: jazusamo

Excellent! If Trump is right on track with anything, its judicial appointments. Very good to see.


16 posted on 11/14/2017 1:28:24 PM PST by Uncle Sam 911
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To: jazusamo

Finally!...If true...


17 posted on 11/14/2017 1:29:44 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: rrrod

Bump!


18 posted on 11/14/2017 1:35:01 PM PST by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: itsahoot

That is not Legislation (law) as we know it because as easily as an EO is signed it can be revoked.


19 posted on 11/14/2017 1:53:20 PM PST by billyboy15
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To: jazusamo

Good, finally.


20 posted on 11/14/2017 1:59:23 PM PST by Rusty0604
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