Before voting to move two dozen of President Joe Biden’s judicial nominees to the Senate floor, blue slips, which have been required from home-state senators by committee chairs in recent years for a president’s judicial nominee, were the hottest topic at Thursday morning’s Senate Judiciary Committee executive business meeting. 

“If the White House feels the blue slip has been an impediment [to judicial nominations] … [they should] nominate individuals who will faithfully and impartially enforce the Constitution,” Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, told the body as the meeting opened.