Norton Says Sharp Questioning By Republican Senator Casts Doubt That Unqualified D.C. District Court Nominee Will Get Through


Norton Says Sharp Questioning by Republican Senator Casts Doubt that Unqualified D.C. District Court Nominee Will Get Through

Trump Has Nominated All White Nominees to Serve on D.C. District Court, Highlighting Larger Trend of Lack of Diversity
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today said that yesterday’s confirmation hearing for Matthew Petersen to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, where Peterson could not answer basic questions about federal legal procedure, shows the peril of avoiding the vetting process involving District of Columbia residents in nominating D.C. federal judges.  Norton said that if she had blue-slip authority, as Senators do, Petersen would never have gotten to the hearing …

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