The blue slip variations

(Scott Johnson) The Senate Judiciary Committee has gotten down to work holding hearings on President Trump’s nominees to the federal appellate courts. The confirmation of these nominees has only begun to redress the substantial effect achieved by President Obama with the help of Harry Reid and the Democrats.
Although the Democrats have now gone to absurd lengths to throw sand in the gears of the confirmation process under President Trump, the pace has finally picked up. This weekend the New York Times took an alarmed look in Charlie Savage’s article on events so far.
Despite the progress to date, the nomination of Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras to the Eighth Circuit remains in limbo. President Trump nominated Justice Stras to the Eighth Circuit early last May. His nomination has now been in limbo for six months.
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has returned her blue slip on Justice Stras. His nomination remains

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