The Hit Job on the Federalist Society Looks Even Worse after the Walker Hearing

Back in January, I wrote about the campaign by the draft advisory opinion of the Committee on Codes of Conduct of the U.S. Judicial Conference to undo longstanding practice by barring judges from belonging to the Federalist Society. As I explained (hereherehereherehere & here), it was a thinly veiled ideological hit job that applied one standard to the Federalist Society and another to the American Bar Association and any number of other organizations. If adopted, the opinion would wreak havoc on judges’ ability to connect to the legal profession and to faith and community organizations that (unlike the Society) take positions on issues …

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