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huffpost | Mitch McConnell Is Keeping The Senate Rule That Lets Dems Block Trump’s Judges

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will continue to honor the blue slip rule ― an arcane but hugely consequential Senate tradition that lets lawmakers block a president’s judicial nominees from their home states ― even though a news article suggested he would get rid of it, his spokesman said. READ MORE

business insider | Trump has crossed a major mark as he tries to quietly cement a lasting legacy

President Donald Trump recently made his 100th nomination to either a lower court vacancy or an open US attorney post, blowing past the rate of nominations at which recent presidents have advanced, as he seeks to cement a substantial legacy. READ MORE

the washington post | Republicans in Congress are about to give Trump even more power

By U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) - For 100 years the Senate has allowed home-state senators to play a central role in approving nominees for federal judgeships in their states. READ MORE