Trump’s Michigan judicial nominee hits a snag:
Washington — The Senate Judiciary Committee has not taken up the nomination of Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen nearly two months after her selection for the federal appellate bench — a development that concerns her supporters.
The panel is waiting for the go-ahead from her home state senators, Democrats Debbie Stabenow of Lansing and Gary Peters of Bloomfield Township.
They are still reviewing Larsen’s nomination, including a Michigan-specific questionnaire that she returned to the senators’ offices last week.
The committee’s custom is not to hold hearings for a judicial nominee until that nominee’s home state senators submit blue slips consenting to their moving forward..."