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Jan. 12, 2022, 5:29 PMUpdated: Jan. 12, 2022, 9:08 PM

Circuit Pick Prompts GOP Complaint Over White House Consult (1)

Madison Alder
Madison Alder

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) suggested creating a rule for White House consultation with a judicial nominee’s home state senators after Tennessee lawmakers complained they weren’t fully consulted on a circuit pick.

“Perhaps we can agree that prospectively after the 2024 presidential election, there will be a rule. We don’t know who’s going to win that at this point, and we might have a standard moving forward from there,” Durbin said at a Wednesday confirmation hearing for Andre Mathis, President Joe Biden’s nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Mathis is Biden’s first nominee ...

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