Senatorial Courtesy Law and Legal Definition

Senatorial courtesy is referred to a custom in the U.S. Senate by which the president consults a senior U.S. senator of his political party of a given state before nominating any person to a federal vacancy within that senator's state. President may refer the names of possible appointees to senators from the states from which the appointees reside. The president may withdraw the names of those appointees that the senators find disagreeable.