How Republicans Are Fighting the Left’s Efforts to Pack the Judiciary with Radical Ideologues

Democrats are making every effort to pack the judiciary with radical ideologues. While Joe Biden hasn’t shaped the makeup of the Supreme Court as much as President Donald Trump did, according to the Daily Signal, “Biden is on track to match and possibly surpass his predecessor in successfully appointing lower court judges.” In addition, in recent years Democrats have poured millions into electing radical judges at the state level.

RNLA will host a webinar this Friday, April 26, at 2:00 p.m. ET exploring these issues with Carrie Severino, President of Judicial Crisis Network, and Andrew Wynne, Vice President of the Judicial Fairness Initiative (JFI) at the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC).

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Federal Judicial Nominees

Severino will update us on the status of Biden’s current nominees, including some of the most troubling ones: Adeel Mangi, Kevin Ritz, Nancy Maldonado, and Sparkle Sooknanan.

Ritz, nominated to serve on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and currently the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, received tough questioning at his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing from Sen. Josh Hawley (R-M0) about allegations of ethical misconduct while representing the United States in United States v. Von Rico Webber.

As reflected in this exchange with Hawley, Mr. Ritz was accused of making a representation to defense counsel that induced her to recommend that her client accept a guilty plea. When the client ultimately faced a much more serious sentence than contemplated, the defense attorney raised the issue to the court. Ultimately, the court took the unusual step of allowing defense counsel to withdraw and allowing the defendant to withdraw the guilty plea. Mr. Ritz appears to have been removed from the case. Mr. Ritz denied the allegations.