February 22, 2023
NBC News: This obscure Senate tradition may decide whether Biden beats Trump's record on judges
ACS President Russ Feingold was quoted in NBC News, calling for the elimination of blue slips, the historic mechanism utilized to approve or reject judicial nominees by Senators from the nominee's home state. Feingold urges Democrats to remember how Republicans eliminated blue slips for circuit court nominees:
"When Republicans had the advantage, they just didn’t hesitate to eliminate blue slips for the courts of appeals, which are an even higher court,” he said in an interview. “The Democrats would be chumps to not get rid of it for this Congress, in order to allow them some opportunity to make up for the very aggressive tactics used by Republicans over the prior four years."