Peters Returns Blue Slip for Justice Joan Larsen Nomination

Larsen Nominated to Serve on Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today announced that he has returned the “blue slip” for the nomination of Justice Joan Larsen of Michigan to serve on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. It is Senate tradition for home state Senators to consent to the consideration of a nomination by the Judiciary Committee through the “blue slip” process.

“Federal judges make critical decisions that can directly impact the lives of Michiganders, and the Senate has an important constitutional responsibility to thoroughly review all nominees,” said Senator Peters. “I have returned the Senate 'blue slip,' and I look forward to learning more about Justice Larsen and her record as she continues through the Senate’s confirmation process. I appreciated having the opportunity to meet with Justice Larsen in person recently, and I will continue to do my due diligence and evaluate her qualifications and judicial approach along with my Senate colleagues.”

When blue slips are returned, the Judiciary Committee may proceed with nomination hearings. Once approved by the Committee, nominations are considered by the full Senate. Earlier this year, President Trump nominated Justice Larsen to serve on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.