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Blue Slips During the 107th Congress


Court of Appeals

Nominee Senator Senator's Reply Senator Senator's Reply Approximate Date Blue Slip Sent to the Senators
District of Columbia Circuit
Roberts N/A N/A N/A
Estrada N/A N/A N/A
 
First Circuit
Howard Gregg Approved 9/20/01 Smith Approved 9/20/01 8/24/01
 
Second Circuit
Parker Lieberman Approved 5/24/01 Dodd Approved 5/25/01 5/15/01
Raggi Schumer Approved 7/24/02 Clinton Approved 7/30/02 5/8/02
 
Third Circuit
Smith Specter Approved 10/1/01 Santorum Approved 10/5/01 9/25/01
 
Fourth Circuit
Boyle Helms Approved 6/05/01 Not returned by Edwards 5/25/01
Gregory Allen Approved 5/18/01 Warner Approved 5/18/01 5/15/01
Shedd Thurmond Approved 5/17/01 Hollings Approved 5/18/01 5/15/01
 
Fifth Circuit
Owen Gramm Approved 5/22/01 Hutchison Approved 5/30/01 5/15/01
Clement Landrieu Approved 5/22/01 Breaux Approved 6/04/01 5/17/01
Pickering Lott Approved 6/18/01 Cochran Approved 6/20/01 6/18/01
 
Sixth Circuit
Gibbons Frist Approved 11/13/01 Thompson Approved 11/19/01 11/7/01
Cook DeWine Approved 5/18/01 Voinovich Approved 5/18/01 5/15/01
McKeague Not returned by Levin Not returned by Stabenow 11/16/01
Neilson Not returned by Levin Not returned by Stabenow 1/4/02
Rogers McConnell Approved 1/25/02 Bunning Approved 1/30/02 1/4/02
Saad Not returned by Levin Not returned by Stabenow 1/4/02
Sutton DeWine Approved 5/18/01 Voinovich Approved 5/18/01 5/15/01
 
Seventh Circuit
None
 
Eighth Circuit
Smith Hutchinson Approved 6/19/01 Lincoln Approved 10/15/01 6/4/01
Riley Hagel Approved 6/08/01 Nelson Approved 6/19/01 5/30/01
Melloy Grassley Approved 7/24/01 Harkin Approved 9/25/01 7/18/01
 
Ninth Circuit
Kuhl Feinstein Withheld vote 10/2/01 Not returned by Boxer 7/6/01
Clifton Inouye Approved 2/13/02 Akaka Approved 2/11/02 7/6/01
Bybee Reid Approved 6/07/02 Ensign Approved 6/04/02 5/24/02
 
Tenth Circuit
McConnell Bennett Approved 6/04/01 Hatch Approved 6/04/01 5/25/01
Tymkovich Allard Approved 6/15/01 Campbell Approved 6/19/01 6/12/01
Hartz Bingaman Approved 7/17/01 Domenici Approved 9/20/01 6/26/01
O'Brien Thomas Approved 9/20/01 Enzi Approved 9/25/01 9/4/01
 
Eleventh Circuit
Steele Shelby Approved 11/20/01 Sessions Approved 11/14/01 11/5/01
 
Federal Circuit
Prost N/A N/A N/A
 


District Court

Nominee Senator Date Received Senator Date Received Approximate Date Blue Slip Sent
Northern District of Alabama
Bowdre Shelby Approved 8/24/01 Sessions Approved 9/19/01 8/16/01
 
Southern District of Alabama
Granade Shelby Approved 9/19/01 Sessions Approved 9/19/01 8/24/01
 
District of Alaska
Beistline Stevens Approved 1/09/02 Murkowski Approved 1/11/02 1/4/02
 
District of Arizona
Jorgenson McCain Approved 10/10/01 Kyl Approved 9/26/01 9/25/01
Bury McCain Approved 9/24/01 Kyl Approved 9/25/01 9/21/01
Martone McCain Approved 9/24/01 Kyl Approved 9/25/01 9/21/01
 
Central District of California
Anderson Feinstein Approved 2/12/02 Boxer Approved 2/15/02 1/31/02
Walter Feinstein Approved 2/12/02 Boxer Approved 2/15/02 1/31/02
Klausner Feinstein Approved 8/03/02 Boxer Approved 9/16/02 8/08/02
Otero Feinstein Approved 8/03/02 Boxer Approved 9/16/02 8/08/02
Carney Boxer Approved 10/17/02 10/15/02
 
Eastern District of California
England Feinstein Approved 4/15/02 Boxer Approved 4/17/02 4/9/02
 
Northern District of California
White Feinstein Approved 8/01/02 Boxer Approved 8/01/02 7/31/02
 
District of Colorado
Krieger Allard Approved 9/27/01 Campbell Approved 9/26/01 9/21/01
Blackburn Allard Approved 9/26/01 Campbell Approved 9/27/01 9/25/01
 
District of Delaware
Jordan Biden Approved 9/03/02 Carper Approved 8/20/02 8/2/02
 
Middle District of Florida
Corrigan Graham Approved 7/08/02 Nelson Approved 7/08/02 6/4/02
 
Southern District of Florida
Marra Graham Approved 6/05/02 Nelson Approved 6/05/02 1/31/02
Martinez Graham Approved 6/05/02 Nelson Approved 6/05/02 1/31/02
 
Middle District of Georgia
Land Miller Approved 10/3/01 Cleland Approved 10/26/01 9/25/01
Royal Miller Approved 11/26/01 Cleland Approved 12/4/01 11/5/01
 
District of Hawaii
Rohlfing Inouye Akaka 2/6/02
 
Northern District of Iowa
Reade Grassley Approved 7/12/02 Harkin Approved 8/15/02 7/2/02
 
Southern District of Iowa
Gritzner Grassley Approved 7/24/01 Harkin Approved 10/31/01 7/18/01
 
Northern District of Illinois
St. Eve Durbin Approved 4/09/02 Fitzgerald Approved 5/20/02 3/27/02
 
District of Kansas
Robinson Roberts Approved 9/24/01 Brownback Approved 9/24/01 9/21/01
 
Eastern District of Kentucky
Bunning McConnell Approved 9/21/01 Bunning Approved 9/21/01 8/16/01
Caldwell McConnell Approved 9/21/01 Bunning Approved 9/21/01 8/16/01
Reeves McConnell Approved 9/21/01 Bunning Approved 9/21/01 8/16/01
 
Eastern District of Louisiana
Engelhardt Landrieu Approved 9/21/01 Breaux Approved 9/24/01 08/16/01
Zainey Landrieu Approved 11/13/01 Breaux Approved 11/9/01 10/31/01
Africk Landrieu Approved 3/05/02 Breaux Approved 2/25/02 2/21/02
 
District of Maryland
Quarles Mikulski Approved 9/24/02 Sarbanes Approved 9/25/02 9/20/02
 
Northern District of Minnesota
Lancaster Wellstone Approved 3/20/02 Dayton Approved 3/28/02 1/31/02
 
Northern District of Mississippi
Mills Lott Approved 7/30/01 Cochran Approved 7/25/01 7/24/01
 
Eastern District of Missouri
Autrey Bond Approved 4/16/02 Carnahan Approved 5/08/02 4/9/02
 
Western District of Missouri
Dorr Bond Approved 5/09/02 Carnahan Approved 5/08/02 4/9/02
 
District of Montana
Cebull Burns Approved 5/24/01 Baucus Approved 6/20/01 5/21/01
Haddon Burns Approved 5/24/01 Baucus Approved 6/20/01 5/21/01
 
District of Nebraska
Camp Nelson Approved 7/18/01 Hagel Approved 9/12/01 6/28/01
 
District of Nevada
Hicks Ensign Approved 9/21/01 Reid Approved 9/25/01 8/27/01
Mahan Ensign Approved 9/25/01 Reid Approved 9/25/01 9/21/01
 
District of New Jersey
Chesler Toricelli Approved 8/16/02 Corzine Approved 8/16/02 1/30/02
Martini Toricelli Approved 8/16/02 Corzine Approved 8/16/02 2/3/02
Kugler Toricelli Approved 8/16/02 Corzine Approved 8/16/02 8/8/02
Linares Toricelli Approved 8/16/02 Corzine Approved 8/16/02 8/8/02
Wolfson Toricelli Approved 8/16/02 Corzine Approved 8/16/02 8/8/02
 
District of New Mexico
Johnson Domenici Approved 9/20/01 Bingaman Approved 9/20/01 8/16/01
Armijo Domenici Approved 9/20/01 Bingaman Approved 9/24/01 9/4/01
 
Eastern District of North Carolina
Dever Helms Approved 6/06/02 Not returned by Edwards 5/31/02
 
District of North Dakota
Hovland Dorgan Approved 8/09/02 Not returned by Conrad 8/2/02
Erickson Conrad Approved 9/24/02
 
Southern District of Ohio
Rose DeWine Approved 2/08/02 Voinivich Approved 2/08/02 1/31/02
Frost DeWine Approved 8/16/02 Voinivich Approved 8/16/02 8/8/02
 
Eastern District of Oklahoma
Payne Nickles Approved 9/24/01 Inhofe Approved 9/20/01 8/24/01
 
Northern District of Oklahoma
Eagan Nickles Approved 9/26/01 Inhofe Approved 9/26/01 8/16/01
 
Western District of Oklahoma
Friot Nickles Approved 9/24/01 Inhofe Approved 9/20/01 8/16/01
Heaton Nickles Approved 9/24/01 Inhofe Approved 9/20/01 8/24/01
 
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Davis Specter Approved 2/08/02 Santorum Approved 2/19/02 1/31/02
Rufe Specter Approved 2/08/02 Santorum Approved 2/19/02 1/31/02
Baylson Specter Approved 2/25/02 Not returned by Santorum 1/31/02
Gardner Specter Approved 6/03/02 Santorum Approved 5/20/02 5/15/02
Savage Specter Santorum
 
Middle District of Pennsylvania
Jones Specter Approved 3/07/02 Santorum Approved 3/18/02 3/7/02
Conner Specter Approved 3/07/02 Santorum Approved 3/18/02 3/7/02
 
Western District of Pennsylvania
Conti Specter Approved 2/08/02 Santorum Approved 2/19/02 1/31/02
McVerry Specter Approved 2/08/02 Santorum Approved 2/19/02 1/31/02
Schwab Specter Approved 2/08/02 Santorum Approved 2/19/02 1/31/02
Cercone Specter Approved 4/15/02 Santorum Approved 4/17/02 4/9/02
 
District of Rhode Island
Smith Chafee Approved 8/01/02 Reed Approved 7/31/01 7/25/02
 
District of South Carolina
Wooten Thurmond Approved 09/20/01 Hollings Approved 09/25/01 07/6/01
 
Eastern District of Tennessee
Phillips Thompson Approved 07/16/02 Frist Approved 07/17/02 7/2/02
Varlan Thompson Approved 10/22/02 10/10/02
 
Western District of Tennessee
Mays Thompson Approved 02/8/02 Frist Approved 02/13/02 1/31/02
Breen Thompson Approved 10/28/02 Frist Approved 11/7/02 10/24/02
 
Eastern District of Texas
Clark Gramm Approved 2/07/02 Hutchison Approved 2/13/02 1/31/02
Davis Gramm Approved 2/07/02 Hutchison Approved 2/13/02 1/31/02
 
Northern District of Texas
Godbey Gramm Approved 2/07/02 Hutchison Approved 2/13/02 2/6/02
 
Southern District of Texas
Crane Gramm Approved 10/10/01 Hutchison Approved 9/26/01 9/25/01
Hanen Gramm Approved 2/07/02 Hutchison Approved 2/13/02 1/31/02
 
Western District of Texas
Martinez Gramm Approved 11/9/01 Hutchison Approved 11/13/01 11/5/01
Ludlum Gramm Approved 7/29/02 Hutchison Approved 7/29/02 7/26/02
Junell Gramm Approved 8/19/02 Hutchison Approved 8/20/02 7/26/02
 
District of Utah
Cassell Hatch Approved 7/17/01 Bennett Approved 7/17/01 7/6/01
 
Eastern District of Virginia
Hudson Allen Approved 2/12/02 Warner Approved 3/12/02 1/31/02
 
District of Washington, DC
Bates N/A N/A N/A
Walton N/A N/A N/A
Leon N/A N/A N/A
 
District of Wisconsin
Griesbach Kohl Approved 2/08/02 Not returned by Feingold 1/31/02
 




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