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