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  • Ashley Baker

Trump court nominees linger in professional limbo

Photo by: J. Scott Applewhite. Sen. Patrick Leahy, Vermont Democrat (left) said he had no remorse for making nominee Steve A. Matthews wait over 500 days for a hearing. (Associated Press)

"Not everyone gives up on work during the wait. Judge Joan Larsen continued to hear cases on the Michigan Supreme Court while awaiting confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

The Senate confirmed her in November, after a wait of 176 days.

Curt Levey, president of the Committee for Justice, said it’s a nerve-racking experience for nominees, who must wait for updates from the White House about their nominations because they aren’t allowed to approach the Senate to find out what’s next for them.

'What these people go through personally is sort of not known partly because it gets caught up in a political battle, and at the end of the day, probably not a lot of the politicians fighting over it care about the personal impact,' Mr. Levey said..."

Read the full article in The Washington Times.


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