F. Jim Sensenbrenner seems irrelevant these days.
In fact, that's what prompts this post. He doesn't want to be treated like he doesn't matter, even if he doesn't.
Now that there is a Democrat in the White House the Democrats control both houses of Congress, and both of Wisconsin's U.S. Senators are Democrats, no one is consulting Sensenbrenner -- who used to be in the loop when there was a Republican president -- about federal judicial appointments.
And why should they? They are playing by the rules, which say:
According to the (federal nomination) commission's charter, the senators each appoint four members to the body when they belong to the same party as the president.F. Jim boo hoos.