October 23, 2018

Republicans Hold Second Judicial Nominations Hearing During Recess


Last week the Senate held a hearing on six of President Trump’s circuit court nominees. Tomorrow the Senate will hold a hearing on three additional judicial nominees for the lower courts. These hearings are being held during recess when most committee members are in their home states.

This has never been done before without the consent of the minority and is the latest example of the Senate GOP’s willingness to break norms and bend the rules to force President Trump’s judicial nominees onto the bench. For more background, view our fact sheet, Judicial Nominations: A Broken Process and How You Can Protect the Courts.

As we said last week, the fact that the Senate Judiciary Committee leadership is proceeding with these hearings under these circumstances makes a mockery of the Senate’s advise and consent role.

Details about this week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing

  • The hearing will be at 10 am. Watch here.
  •  A total of five nominees are going to testify; A total of five nominees are going to testify; including the following two Circuit Court nominees and  District Court nominee:
    • Bridget S. Bade (9th Cir., Ariz.) (Both blue slips received; No ABA rating yet)
    • Eric Miller (9th Cir., Wash.) (No blue slips received; No ABA rating yet)
    • Karin Immergut (D. Or.) (Both blue slips received; No ABA rating yet)

For more information, view our fact sheet, Judicial Nominations: A Broken Process and this page of other resources.