January 21, 2023
The Hill: Get rid of ‘blue slips’ for judicial confirmations — now
ACS President Russ Feingold penned an op-ed in The Hill, in which he calls for the Democrat-controlled Senate to eliminate 'blue slips' in order to maximize the number of district court judges confirmed this year.
"If the Senate eliminates blue slips for district court nominees, there is nothing stopping the White House from consulting a senator about a nominee or vacancy. But there would no longer be that expectation or that opportunity for obstruction."