New York Times: As Biden Judicial Confirmations Slow, Senate Gains Ground on Red-State Judges
ACS President Russ Feingold was quoted in a New York Times article focusing on the recent success that Senate Democrats have had in negotiating with Republicans to confirm judges in conservative states. While the article touts progress, Feingold still calls on the Senate Judiciary Committee to further increase its impact by eliminating the blue slip. Eliminating the blue slip will make it more realistic to match or exceed the previous administration's numbers by confirming at least 70 judges by the end of 2024.
“They should be eliminated,” Russ Feingold, a former Democratic senator from Wisconsin who now heads the American Constitution Society, said of blue slips. “It is the right thing to do.”