Skip to comments.Judiciary Committee continues processing Trump's judicial picks after midterms
Posted on 11/13/2018 10:35:59 AM PST by jazusamo
Senators returned to Washington Tuesday and immediately picked up where they left off processing President Trumps judicial nominees, over the objections of Democrats.
The Judiciary Committee held a hearing for Paul B. Matey, nominated to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and for four district court picks.
Mr. Mateys nomination is particularly controversial because it marks another round in the fight over Senate traditions and courtesies and their abuse in the era of Mr. Trump.
Mr. Matey is slated to fill a seat on the appeals court thats traditionally ascribed to New Jersey. But that states senators, both Democrats, object to the presidents pick, and have withheld their blue slips to signify their opposition.
To say that my objections to this judge is just because theyre conservative is just not fair, Sen. Cory Booker said, arguing he wasnt properly consulted on Mr. Mateys nomination. Nobody has asked me what my objections might be.
Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, countered that the White House reached out numerous times.
Its clear the White House adequately consulted with the New Jersey senators regarding Mr. Mateys nomination. The White House first reached out to the New Jersey senators in April 2017, Mr. Grassley said.
Mr. Grassley repeated his view that blue slips are about making sure consultation happens, and dont carry veto power in his committee.
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This ‘blue slip’ business is stupid, asinine and archaic.
Get rid of it. It’s the 21st century...................
If Spartacus wants a say in who get’s to be a judge he should become President. Otherwise he should STFU.
wish the Judiciary committe would work on splitting up the 9th circuit. or whatever they can do to not make it so often radical left/legislative instead of just interpreting the existing laws as it should be doing.
At this point I really could care less what his opinion is.
Send the nominee through.
Nobody has asked me what my objections might be......because nobody cares what you think.
Tough crap “Spartacus”. Ram him through, Turtle!
Exactly, he’s a total loser.
This is the good news from the elections, that the GOP increased the margin in the Senate. So Trump’s judge choices will continue to he confirmed. This is helping blunt the liberal hold in the federal courts.
While the Supreme Court gets the most attention, major legal precedents often come from the lower courts.
Crank them through like it’s going out of style.
Reap what you sow, fag boy.
Right on...The RATs are a lot sadder about not taking the Senate than gladder about taking the House.
Crank them through like its going out of style.
Yes!!! BUST UP THE 9TH CIRCUIT!!!
As important as another Originalist seat on the SC!!!
Support Free Republic, Folks!
We have it, you don’t.
That is because no one cares what your objections might be.
If the Dems want a “Blue Wave,” they can wave their blue slips as the GOP Senate confirms conservative jurists!
Phony Spartucus objects. No one asked what kind of objection I’ll make.
No one cares. See ya.
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