RNLA Elects New Officers for 2019

The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) elected new officers at its recent annual Board of Governors meeting. These elite attorneys will help to lead the over 6,000-member-strong organization in 2019.

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RNLA Statement on the Nomination of William Barr to Be Attorney General of the United States

The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) congratulates the Honorable William P. Barr for his designation as nominee to be the United States Attorney General under President Donald Trump. Mr. Barr has previously addressed RNLA members and was on the RNLA’s Board of Visitors.

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Harmeet K. Dhillon Honored as 2018 Republican Lawyer of the Year

The Board of Governors of the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) has named Harmeet K. Dhillon of California the 2018 Republican Lawyer of the Year. Ms. Dhillon was selected as the 2018 Republican Lawyer of the Year in recognition of her outstanding professional accomplishments and years of service to the Republican Party and its ideals. She will be honored at a reception and luncheon at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, November 14.

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RNLA Statement on Mishandling of Election in Florida

The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) condemns the mishandling of ballot processing in south Florida that will likely lead to a statewide recount.

 

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RNLA Statement on Open, Fair, and Honest Elections

The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) believes that elections should be open, fair, and honest:

 

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RNLA Seeks Volunteers to Assist with Open, Fair, and Honest Elections

The RNLA is seeking volunteer lawyers and law students to help ensure that elections around the country are open, fair, and honest this fall.  If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this form.

The RNLA seeks to promote open, fair and honest elections at all levels of American society in a non-discriminatory manner and to provide access to the polls to all qualified and eligible voters.


RNLA Statement on the Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

Today, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to fill the U.S. Supreme Court seat left vacant after Justice Anthony Kennedy retired this summer. Prior to his confirmation as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Judge Kavanaugh served for twelve years on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) supported Judge Kavanaugh during the confirmation process and congratulates him on his confirmation to the Supreme Court.

RNLA leaders extended their congratulations, praised Judge Kavanaugh, and expressed their gratitude for the leadership of Senate Republicans during a contentious confirmation process.

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RNLA Sends Letter in Support of Judge Kavanaugh to Senate Leaders from RNLA Leaders, Members, and Friends

Today, after the Senate voted to invoke cloture on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the RNLA sent a letter to Senate leaders from its leaders, members, and friends in support of confirming Judge Kavanaugh:

As members and friends of the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA), we urge the Senate to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

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RNLA Women Leaders Sign Letter in Support of Judge Kavanaugh's Confirmation

A group of RNLA women leaders signed a letter in support of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court of the United States. The letter was addressed to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and copies were sent to all Republican Senators. You can read the letter in its entirety here:

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Statement from RNLA Co-Chair Joanne Young and RNLA Vice President for Communications Harmeet Dhillon on Kavanaugh Nomination

RNLA Co-Chair Joanne Young and RNLA Vice President for Communications Harmeet Dhillon issued the following statements today on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and the allegations made against him by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

RNLA Vice President for Communications Harmeet Dhillon stated:

Today’s reports of how the Democratic Party has unfairly treated and ignored Rep. Keith Ellison’s accuser show yet again how Democrat leaders play politics with allegations by women and have no interest in the truth on sexual assault. They continue to support Rep. Ellison, Deputy Chair of the DNC, despite mounting evidence against him of recent abuse, yet they do not even want to let Judge Kavanaugh’s accuser testify, publicly or privately, about her decades-old allegations.

While Republicans have offered to protect Dr. Ford in a variety of ways, including allowing her to testify privately in California, Democrats have allegedly “smeared” and “threatened” Rep. Ellison’s accuser. Accusations about mistreatment of women should never be partisan events, but that is how today’s Democrats are treating these women’s allegations, without regard to who is harmed in the reckless quest for advantage at the polls.

RNLA Co-Chair Joanne Young agreed:

Republicans, led by Chairman Grassley, have been fair to all parties involved and treated Dr. Ford with the utmost respect by taking her claims seriously. Senator Feinstein ignored Dr. Ford’s allegations for months, only acknowledging them when it was politically expedient.

If Senate Democrats and Dr. Ford’s attorneys continue to resist having Dr. Ford share her story in whatever method she finds most comfortable for her, the Senate Judiciary Committee and the entire Senate should move forward to vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination.