The Judicial Campaign to Silence the Federalist Society (Part 3)

As it took aim at the Federalist Society while straining to exclude the ABA in its draft advisory opinion, the Committee on Codes of Conduct proposed a standard that would deal a serious blow to judges’ involvement with the legal profession and the institutions that educate future lawyers.

Take affinity bar associations, each of which tends to have its own distinctive mission statement while having in common the cultivation of the legal education and talent of their members. These organizations often provide mentoring, leadership, and business networking opportunities. In fact, that description fits the Federalist Society, so there is no reason any exclusion of judicial membership and leadership would not automatically apply to all affinity bar associations …

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