Violating the Oath – Voting For Cloture

Mary Catherine “radicallyright” Sibley RedState 5/5/2011

From the diaries by Erick

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same …

In voting for cloture (see roll call vote […]

The case of Jack McConnell

Scott Johnson Power Line 5/3/2011

A knowledgeable source directs our attention to Rhode Island federal judicial nominee John J. McConnell, Jr. He writes:

Harry Reid is expected to file cloture on Jack McConnell’s nomination to serve on the U.S. District Court for the district of Rhode Island, setting up an imminent cloture vote. In light […]

Panel takes up McConnell nomination again

John E. Mulligan The Providence Journal 3/18/2011

WASHINGTON — Amid indications that some Republicans remain strongly opposed to seating Providence lawyer John J. McConnell Jr. on Rhode Island’s federal court, senators on Thursday began formal consideration of his controversial nomination for the third time.

McConnell’s nomination was on the agenda as the Senate Judiciary Committee […]

Obama resubmits judicial nominations to Senate

Darlene Superville Associated Press via Yahoo! News 1/6/2011

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Wednesday resubmitted a batch of federal judicial nominations that didn’t clear the Senate last year, including four that provoked strong objections from some Republican lawmakers.

Obama sent 42 names to the Senate. They include 35 nominees for federal district courts and […]

Mayor, Congressional candidate, hires judicial nominee, Jack ‘lead paint’ McConnell, to sue libraries

Library belittles mayor in deriding lawsuit

Phillip Marcelo The Providence Journal 10/19/2010

PROVIDENCE — Calling Mayor David N. Cicilline a “petulant child,” the Providence Public Library on Monday said a recently filed city lawsuit attempting to resolve needed repair work at the city’s library buildings was “baseless” and “harassing.”

The library, which operated the city’s […]

RI’s Whitehouse Threatens Retribution if Controversial Judicial Nominee is Filibustered

Flash: The Most Important Judicial Nominee You Never Heard Of Up For Another Vote

William A. Jacobson Legal Insurrection 9/23/2010

I have written before about John “Jack” McConnell, Jr., a major Democratic Party campaign donor who had been nominated by Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) to an open seat on the U.S. District Court in Rhode Island.