Liberal dark money groups are working to come up with a secret list of progressive judges who will fill the courts if a Democrat wins in the 2020 presidential election.
Building the Bench, an initiative sponsored by The Alliance for Justice and other liberal organizations, seeks to identify progressive judges suitable to fill potential judicial vacancies.
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“It is essential to be ready on Day 1 of a new administration with names to fill every vacancy,” Nan Aron, the president of the Alliance for Justice, told the New York Times. “This is to start identifying people so the new president won’t waste a minute in addressing this need.”
But even as the groups are working to come up with a list that will aim to undo President Trump’s efforts to transform federal courts, the initiative won’t reveal the names of the judges.
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Judicial Crisis Network president Carrie Severino criticized the initiative for lack of transparency, pointing out that the Trump administration has been forthcoming about their judicial candidates.
“Shocking @nytimes story reveals left wing dark money groups working with Democrat pres candidates on a secret list of nominees for SCOTUS. Why are they hiding this list? Why are they scared to show the American people the kind of judges they want?” she wrote on Monday.
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“@realdonaldtrump had no problem revealing his list of potential judicial noms. He made it public,...
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