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Concern Grows Over Federal Court Nominee in Rhode Island

His nomination has been turned back to President Obama twice, and now after a third attempt, the nomination has cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee by a vote of 11-to-7. But there is growing concern as this nominee is now considered before the entire Senate.


Several Republican Senators are threatening to filibuster McConnell's nomination. The nominee is a top donor to Democrat committees, causes and campaigns raising the question about his ability to be unbiased and neutral as a judge. There's also growing concern about his connection to organizations like Planned Parenthood and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The ACLJ has prepared an analysis of McConnell and his background. That is posted here. As the ACLJ concludes, because of the growing concerns about McConnell, the Senate should carefully examine this nomination before proceeding further.

This is the third attempt to get John Jack McConnell, Jr. seated on the United States District Judge for the District of Rhode Island.

 

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