Justice Joan Larsen Receives Hearing

Joan Larsen testifies in her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 6th, 2017 (from a C-SPAN.org screenshot).

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing for Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen.

On May 8th, President Trump nominated Larsen to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (Michigan is in the Sixth Circuit). On August 4th, Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters returned their procedural blue slips as the Senators from Larsen’s home state. You can read my thoughts on their blue slips here.

Contrary to custom, Stabenow and Peters did not introduce Justice Larsen at her hearing, so Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley did so instead. You can watch the entire hearing on C-SPAN.org or on the Judiciary Committee’s website.

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