This morning the Senate Judiciary Committee held its hearing on the Third Circuit nomination of Paul Matey, some seven months after his nomination. A link to video of the hearing is here.
Oddly, the ABA still has not released its rating for Matey.
I haven’t had a chance to watch the hearing video yet and will update this post once I do. Looks like Senator Booker expressed unhappiness over the White House’s lack of consultation on the nomination.
UPDATE: here is a sampling of media coverage of Matey’s hearing:
- NorthJersey.com: “Chris Christie attorney general preview? Senate grills court nominee about NJ scandals,” link
- CNN: “Former Christie lawyer grilled on Bridgegate ties in Judiciary nomination hearing,” link
- Courthouse News: “Third Circuit Nominee Feds Off Questions About Christie Antics,” link
- Law360, “No Bridgegate Role, 3rd Circ. Pick Says Of Work For Christie,” link