While it may seem as though the Senate confirms unqualified judges at a breakneck pace, it wasn’t nearly fast enough for some conservative lawyers. That’s why C. Boyden Gray, a former White House counsel and current ASS Law School professor just gave Mitch a giant donation, prompting the Kentucky Senator to take the pace of judicial confirmations up a notch:
McConnell’s renewed focus on confirming conservative judges comes after his joint fundraising committee received a $256,600 contribution in mid-September from C. Boyden Gray, a George Mason University law professor, founder of Committee of Justice—the “leading conservative voice on judicial appointments,” according to its website, and a board member at the Federalist Society, an influential conservative legal organization that has groomed many of Trump’s judicial nominees.
It’s encouraging to know that McConnell is willing to pump the brakes on the drive to fill the judiciary with ghost hunters and pouty little weasels just to extract more money from rich FedSoc donors. Dolla, dolla bills y’all.
Now flush with cash, McConnell has turned the bigot spigot back on and pledged to confirm another 30 federal judges over the next month… qualifications be damned.
McConnell Speeds Up Confirming Judges After Hefty Donation From Conservative Legal Activist [American Prospect]
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