The Hill: Top House Democrat supports end to Senate ‘blue slip’ practice
This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on July 17, 2023.
The process was once used by segregationist lawmakers to curb progress made to guarantee civil rights for Black Americans. It was started to stop school integration after Brown v. Board of Education, according to the Alliance for Justice.
In May, more than 30 advocacy groups called for an end to the process, urging reform to “ensure a fair process and stop Republicans from blocking highly-qualified Biden judicial nominees.”