The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) is pleased to announce that Kevin Hanratty is the recipient of the 2022 Betty Murphy Award, which will be presented at the National Policy Conference on April 1, in Arlington, Virginia. Kevin is a banking consultant and attorney in Queens, New York, where he serves as a member of the New York City Districting Commission. Kevin has been a long-time leader of the RNLA’s New York Chapter.Read more
RNLA’s National Policy Conference is in one week and we thought we would highlight four of the speakers' views on the just-completed Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. But as Senator Tom Cotton, who will be awarded the Ed Meese Award at the conference, points out:
The media's cheerleading for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation, despite her soft-on-crime record, goes beyond bias—it's propaganda.— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) March 24, 2022
The Republican National Lawyers Association is excited to announce that Senator Tom Cotton is the recipient of the 2022 Hon. Edwin Meese III Award, which is bestowed upon an individual who has upheld the rule of law in the face of adverse political challenges. The award will be presented at RNLA's 2022 National Policy Conference in Arlington, Virginia. RNLA Executive Director Michael Thielen stated:
This award was meant for those who stand up to the slings and arrows of false accusations from liberals such as The New York Times. Cotton has not only stood up, he has been proven right time and time again.
Senator Cotton was one of the first to talk about the possibility that the coronavirus pandemic originated in a Chinese lab, and the media crucified him. Yet as time passed, reality backed Senator Cotton's warnings.Read more
RNLA leaders from past and present share their thoughts and memories in advance of RNLA Founding Chair Bob Horn's funeral.
The services for Robert Jack Horn, who passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2020, will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 3:45pm at Sixth and I Synagogue, 600 I Street NW Washington, DC.
Please join his family and friends to celebrate his remarkable life and then join the family immediately after for a reception at DBGB at 931 H St., NW, which is a short 5-minute walk from the service. In lieu of flowers, Bob would be pleased if you would consider donating to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum or the RNLA's Bob Horn Fund for Law Students.
"Robert Horn was known as a leading light in the Republican legal community for decades. As the Founding Chairman of the RNLA, Bob was a tireless advocate for election integrity and the fight for a conservative judiciary. I also want to recognize Bob for his work on behalf of the RNC over the years, particularly his service as parliamentarian and counsel during several national conventions. We will greatly miss Bob but will remember with fondness his many contributions to the Republican Party.”
-RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDanielRead more
On April 5th, Congressman Doug Collins addressed the RNLA’s National Policy Conference in Washington, DC. Rep. Collins, the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, shared a number of insights related to his experiences legislating and promoting the conservative message in his district.Read more
Last Friday, the RNLA hosted its 19th annual National Policy Conference, featuring 2019 Ed Meese III Award winner Senator Lindsey Graham, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, former Independent Counsel Ken Starr, 2019 Betty Murphy Award winner Mike Davis, and many legal experts speaking on panels. The conference focused on Deregulation and the Administrative State, highlighting what Republicans are doing at the federal level under President Trump and the state level to ease regulatory burdens. C-SPAN broadcast the morning sessions, and video can be watched here.Read more
On Friday during the National Policy Conference, the RNLA gave the 2019 Betty Murphy Award to Mike Davis, former Chief Counsel for Nominations to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Mr. Davis tweeted that former Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is the true "unsung hero" of confirming President Trump's judicial nominees:
Honored. But the real unsung hero of the fight to confirm Justice Gorsuch, Justice Kavanaugh, & the rest of President @realDonaldTrump’s judicial nominees is @ChuckGrassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee (and my boss) last Congress. Grassley Works. Grassley Delivers. https://t.co/maqwHgaU0k— Mike Davis (@mrddmia) April 5, 2019
The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) is pleased to announce Mike Davis as the recipient of the 2019 Betty Murphy Award, which will be presented at the National Policy Conference on April 5 in Washington, D.C. Davis was selected for the Betty Murphy Award because he is an unsung hero, member, trailblazer, with entrepreneurial spirit, a community service leader, and an organization builder who inspires others’ efforts.
Congressman Doug Collins of Georgia, Ranking Member on the House Judiciary Committee, will address the RNLA's National Policy Conference on April 5, 2019. Rep. Collins is an attorney, former state legislator, military chaplain, and Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserve who has represented Georgia's Ninth Congressional District since 2013. On the House Judiciary Committee, he is on the front lines of promoting the rule of law and fighting the House Democrats' efforts to resist President Trump:
In the 116th Congress, Doug serves as Ranking Member of the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary. In this role, Doug leads his Republican colleagues on a wide breadth of issues within the Committee’s purview, which include fighting to uphold and safeguard the Second Amendment, protecting the lives of unborn children, defending religious liberty, and overseeing our law enforcement agencies.Read more
The RNLA will honor Mike Davis, former Chief Nominations Counsel to then-Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, with the 2019 Betty Murphy Award. Prior to serving Sen. Grassley, Davis worked in private practice in Denver where he chaired RNLA’s Colorado Chapter, clerked for Justice Neil Gorsuch when he was on the Tenth Circuit, helped get Justice Gorsuch confirmed, and again clerked for Justice Gorsuch at the Supreme Court.Read more