Blackburn grills federal appeals court nominee Mathis over ‘rap sheet’ for traffic tickets

By , Daily Memphian Updated: January 13, 2022 5:22 AM CT | Published: January 12, 2022 6:37 PM CT

The Judiciary Committee scrap over Mathis’ nomination was part of a larger issue about blue slips used to express support or opposition by Senators on federal appeals court nominees when the home-state Senators are not of the president’s party.


Marsha Blackburn Andre Mathis U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit Steve Cohen Senate confirmation

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