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Many of Trump's nominees have ties to the Federalist Society, a group of conservative and Libertarian lawyers who consider themselves originalists -- of the belief that the Constitution's meaning doesn't change over time. The group, which positions itself as a counterweight in a legal profession that is ...
Ryan Owens, a UW-Madison Law school professor who specializes in judicial issues and is a member of the conservative-leaning Federalist Society, said the U.S. Supreme Court in 2002 decided it was permissible for judicial candidates to make their positions known. "The data are unclear on the ...

The comments were made during a teleforum hosted by the Federalist Society. On the whole, Gray was skeptical that the cases would accomplish much at all in court because of flaws in the legal arguments used. "It is still a PR effort more than a legal one," he said of de Blasio's announcement. The most ...
Mr McGahn told a Federalist Society gathering in November that the administration wanted to nominate "strong and smart judges…committed originalists and textualists [who] possess the fortitude to enforce the rule of law". Mr Trump's nominees, he crowed, "all have paper trails…there is nothing unknown ...
Federalist Society Documents 'American Spirit' of U.S. Distilling · Richard Morrison • January 5, 2018. twitter · facebook · Google+ · Print · E-Mail. Our friends at the Federalist Society have a great new short film out about the history of alcohol regulation, from the last days of Prohibition to the new profusion of craft distilleries ...
SUAREZ: The Federalist Society, which you're a contributor to, has reportedly suggested and vetted nominees for the administration. Would you stand by Matthew Petersen at this point? ADLER: I certainly have a lot of concerns. I should say my understanding is that the White House has been most ...
It now looks like a time when McConnell began to taste victory in the long game the GOP has been playing for years with regard to federal courts: grooming young, ultra-conservative lawyers; embedding them in influential networks, largely via the Federalist Society; and waiting for the stars to align to seed ...
He has relied heavily on the input of Leonard Leo, executive vice president of the Federalist Society, a conservative legal organisation, and White House counsel Donald McGahn, a Federalist Society member. Indeed, McGahn had a list of nominees ready to go weeks before Trump took office. "They hit the ...
Grassley has gaveled in the hearings and infuriated Democrats by holding hearings with multiple nominees. And the conservative Federalist Society has suggested and vetted nominees, as well as rallied the judicial conservative base to change the status quo. "The Senate made history 2day by confirming ...
Roughly 25 years after its inception, the Federalist Society is now a national organization that holds large amounts of sway in the process of appointing conservative lawyers to high-profile political positions. The Federalist Society advocates for individual freedoms and traditional values in all dimensions of the legal arena.
The chairman of the Federalist Society is proposing a radical transformation of the judicial system involving the massive expansion of permanent federal judgeships that will be filled by Trumpist appointees. The Federalist Society's purpose is to impose legal principles more in line with corporate and ...
A push by the co-founder of a leading right-leaning legal group helping President Trump fill federal courts has outraged like-minded judges, prompting one judge to say the co-founder should "stop pulling imaginary stuff from his butt." Federalist Society co-founder Steven Calabresi, a Northwestern law ...
At the Federalist Society, Gorsuch recognized the improbable turn of events that led him from an appellate judgeship in his native Colorado to ...
The Trump administration last week refreshed its list of potential nominees to the Supreme Court, just in time for remarks by White House counsel Don McGahn to a lawyer's convention of the Federalist Society. There is no vacancy on the court. The oldest justice, 84-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who ...
It's about the powerful conservative legal group, the Federalist Society, with a breathtaking court-packing idea. They would create dozens of new district and appellate level federal courtships -- to be filled at lightning pace by the compliant Senate of course -- to counteract any remaining tendencies on the ...

In a memo to Congress, the founder and board chair of America's most influential conservative legal society proposed a massive court-packing plan that would enable President Donald Trump to fill the judiciary with hundreds of new judges. The memo, co-authored by law professor and Federalist Society ...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions opened a speech at a Federalist Society gathering Friday by asking the audience if there were "any Russians" ...
Last year in 2016, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito spoke at the Federalist Society's National Lawyers Convention in Washington, D.C. This ...
Leonard Leo, executive vice president of the Federalist Society, is a White ... to be interviewed for this story, as did other Federalist Society staff ...
Justice Neil Gorsuch tested out his comedic skills Thursday night in a speech before the conservative-leaning Federalist Society. The newest ...
... two of them were part of a small group who gathered on the campus of Cornell University for a Federalist Society meeting in the fall of 1988.
... of Paladin strategies, a business consulting firm. At Harvard Law school, she was active in a chapter of the Federalist Society, a conservative ...
Liberals have accused Mr. Trump of outsourcing his nominations process to the Federalist Society. But two administration officials argued that ...
But they also want to remake the federal judiciary, and as long as Trump keeps sending them Federalist Society nominees they're not likely to ...
He is a longtime member of the Federalist Society, a right-wing legal organization whose members believe in an "originalist" approach to the ...
"We're going to have great judges, conservative, all picked by the Federalist Society," Trump promised during a June 2016 interview on ...
A member of the conservative Federalist Society, Talley told senators in written responses to questions posed to him after his nomination ...
Ken Davis is a former deputy attorney general for the Virginia commonwealth. Hillsdale's Federalist Society invited Davis to Hillsdale College ...
Just as Lindsey Johnson, president of the school's Federalist Society, said the event was intended as a "platform to hear from opposing sides," ...
Joan Larsen of Michigan, also on the Heritage Foundation/Federalist Society list, is up for a seat on the Sixth Circuit. Currently a justice on the ...
A member of the conservative Federalist Society, Eid was on Trump's short list of potential nominees to the vacant seat on the Supreme Court.
Leo's roster of 21 judges and lawyers that he believes should fill any open Supreme Court seats all have strong ties to the Federalist Society, ...
This week, the president of Texas Southern University intervened to shut down a Federalist Society event featuring Republican state Rep.
A Federalist Society program canceled in the midst of protests at the event at a historically black university has led to a call for action by a Texas ...
Douglas said the law school's branch of the Federalist Society, a conservative legal organization with chapters across the county, cleared the ...
Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett participates in a discussion during the Federalist Society's National Lawyers Convention in ...
Cain was invited to the Thurgood Marshall school of Law by the Federalist Society to talk to the students about the recent legislative special ...
As "a result of our discussions with students, alumni, and faculty," the event will "go forward under the sole sponsorship of the Federalist Society ...
WASHINGTON - A legal scholar with the Federalist Society predicted Thursday that several Supreme Court cases regarding President Donald ...
Two scholars debated the constitutionality of Trump's immigration executive order at an event hosted by the Rice Federalist Society last ...
The recent celebration by Justice Gorsuch and the Federalist Society's Leo Leonard may have been a tad premature. Photo: Sait Serkan ...
As Politico reports, Neil Gorsuch on Thursday night delivered a victory lap speech at the annual conference of the Federalist Society. The article ...
Darren Bruno, an attendee and former president of the Federalist Society at the University of Connecticut school of Law, told the News that, ...
Werner is a former co-chairman of the Governor's Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform and is a member of the Federalist Society, the ...
For decades, conservative groups such as the Federalist Society have been building up a network of legal scholars and jurists committed to ...
A speaking engagement with the Federalist Society. In and of itself, the engagement shouldn't be a big deal. Gorsuch isn't the first justice to ...
... leaders, conservative activists from the Koch political network and Leonard A. Leo, the executive vice president of the Federalist Society.
Trump has farmed out the job of judicial selection to the Federalist Society, as well as to the Heritage Foundation, a conservative, anti-LGBTQ ...


 

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