The blue-slip rule — a precedent upheld by Senate custom — has traditionally allowed a home-state senator to cease a decrease court docket nominee from being confirmed by refusing to return the blue slip to the Judiciary Committee. How strictly the precedent is upheld is set by the committee chairman, and enforcement has different relying on who wields the gavel.
However Republicans argue that the blue slip, a sheet of paper that signifies whether or not a senator helps a nominee, should not be allowed to blackball an appeals court docket choose as a result of circuits cowl a number of states.
Bress is the 42nd Trump circuit court docket nominee confirmed by the Senate since 2017, as Republicans have set a report tempo for sending picks to the influential courts.
He is additionally one in every of a number of nominations Republicans have moved regardless of objections from each home-state senators, together with confirming Daniel Collins and Kenneth Lee to California seats on the ninth Circuit.
Neither Feinstein nor Harris supported any of their nominations to the ninth Circuit.
Republicans praised Trump’s choose for the court docket, which has been a perennial supply of annoyance for conservatives who view it as too liberal and too giant.
Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham open to investigating Acosta-Epstein plea deal Authorities to concern licenses for enterprise with Huawei Blackburn says China constructing ‘spy community’ by means of Huawei expertise MORE (R-S.C.) known as Bress a “fantastic man,” including that he is “more than happy that america Senate has confirmed Daniel Bress to the ninth Circuit Courtroom of Appeals.”