RNLA Presents the 2020 Betty Murphy Award to Brenda Hankins

RNLA Honors Brenda M. Hankins with the

Betty Murphy Award

The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) is pleased to announce Brenda M. Hankins as the recipient of the 2020 Betty Murphy Award, which was presented at the National Election Law Seminar on July 11 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Hankins was selected for the Betty Murphy Award as she is an unsung hero, trailblazer, community service leader, and an organization builder who inspires others’ spirits.

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President Trump Makes Another Outstanding Nomination to the FEC

The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) supports the nomination of Allen Dickerson to be a Commissioner on the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

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RNLA Elects New Board of Governors Members

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

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President's Message - Spring 2020 Newsletter

I write during one of the most challenging times our nation has faced, and I trust that you, your family, and your colleagues are all staying safe and well.  As lawyers, our profession is facing difficulties like every other sector of the economy, and as always, we have an important role to play to uphold the rule of law even during a time of upheaval.  

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Law Student Update: RNLA's Horn Fund Honors Founding Chair Bob Horn

In 1985 Bob Horn founded RNLA and he was actively involved until his passing on Thursday, February 27, 2020. Many, from law student members to the current RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel sent their tributes and left comments praising Bob for a life well lived. At his memorial service all the great people who were in attendance from around the country, despite the fact it was at the start of the COVID-19 shutdowns, was a tribute to Bob . I sat next to Harvey Tettlebaum, who flew in from Missouri, but as I looked around the Temple there were RNLA leaders from the past and the present, young and old, all races, women and men, etc. It was a great tribute to Bob that he would have enjoyed.

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RNLA Files Complaint with FEC Outlining Federal Campaign Finance Violations by Michael Bloomberg and Bloomberg News

The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) filed a complaint today with the Federal Election Commission alleging Michael Bloomberg is in violation of federal campaign finance law, through his use of his personally owned media empire, Bloomberg News.

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President's Message - Fall 2019 Newsletter

2019 has been a year marked by Democrats' repeated attempts to change election law in order to make it easier for liberals to win - from H.R. 1 in February to the SHIELD Act last month.

These bills would undermine states’ efforts to protect the integrity of elections and would restrict Americans’ political speech - all the while not preventing any foreign interference in our elections.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been steadfast in preventing dangerous federal election legislation from passing; however, Democrats are also zoned in on election changes at the state level.

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President Trump Celebrates Judicial Confirmation Successes

Regardless of where you fall -- long-time supporter, never-Trumper, establishment Republican, fair-minded Independent, or someone who believes judges should not make law -- all can agree President Trump has done a great job appointing judges who respect the rule of law.

On Wednesday, November 6, the President spoke on his judicial accomplishments and I was honored to be invited to the East Room as RNLA’s representative for the ceremony celebrating President Trump’s successes.

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RNLA Law Student Members: Fall Law Clerk Austin Cromack

The RNLA values its law student members and brings on board a law clerk each semester.  Austin Cromack is serving as the RNLA law clerk this fall:

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Lee Goodman Honored as 2019 Republican Lawyer of the Year

The Board of Governors of the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) has named Lee Goodman of Virginia the 2019 Republican Lawyer of the Year.

Mr. Goodman was selected in recognition of his outstanding professional accomplishments and years of tireless dedication in service to the Republican Party. He will be honored at a reception in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, November 13.

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