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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 10, 2018
In a rare move, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Milwaukee attorney Michael Brennan over the objections of one of his home-state senators, the Associated Press reports. The Senate traditionally gives lawmakers a “blue slip,” which allows them the chance to weigh in on a judicial nominee from their home state. Sen. Tammy Baldwin declined to return her blue slip, a sign of her disapproval of the nomination. Until this year, it had been almost 30 years since the Senate confirmed a judge without two positive blue slips. Brennan will serve on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.