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Senate Republicans Might Kill This Centurylong Tradition to Stack the Courts with Trump’s Nominees
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Senate Republicans Might Kill This Centurylong Tradition to Stack the Courts with Trump’s Nominees

The elimination of the blue slip rule would allow President Donald Trump to radically reshape the judiciary.

Senate Republicans have threatened to end the blue slip rule, a 100-year tradition that allows senators to have a say in judicial nominees from their home states. Anisha Singh, the campaign manager for Legal Progress at CAP, explains how this would affect the federal courts.

Anisha Singh is the campaign manager for Legal Progress at the Center for American Progress. Aki Suzuki is a former video editor at the Center. Andrew Satter is the director of Video at the Center.

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Authors

Anisha Singh

Senior Organizing Director

Aki Suzuki

Video Editor

Andrew Satter

Senior Director, Video

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