An increasing number of U.S. senators are setting up committees in their home states to evaluate potential federal judges, yet little is known about how those panels operate, according to a new report.

The report, released by two nonprofit groups, is an attempt at filling the vacuum of information. It compiles reasons why senators appoint the committees, looks at variations among the committees nationwide, and lays out some of the options senators have in setting up the screening process.

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