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May 1, 2011
Providence Journal | May 1, 2011
April 20, 2011
Washington Post | April 20, 2011
The Supreme Court appeared deeply skeptical Tuesday about allowing states to sue electric utilities to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Both conservative and liberal justices questioned whether a federal judge could deal with the complex issue of global warming, a topic they suggested is better left to Congress and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Wall Street Journal | Subscription Required | April 20, 2011
April 18, 2011
Wall Street Journal | April 18, 2011
The campaign to confirm Rhode Island trial lawyer John "Jack" McConnell to the federal bench is underway for the third time, and now it has even less to recommend it. The Senate Judiciary Committee recently voted 11-7 to confirm the tort kingpin but things may get more complicated when it's time for a floor vote.
Institute for Legal Reform | April 18, 2011
It's been no secret that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has taken the unprecedented stance of opposing U.S. District Court nominee John "Jack" McConnell. His fundamental, long-demonstrated bias against business, his activist judicial philosophy, his built-in conflict of interest with annual multi-million-dollar payouts, and his low ABA judge review all strongly underscore our position.
April 1, 2011
Daily Caller | April 1, 2011
On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted in favor of President Obama's nominee for the federal district judgeship in Rhode Island, John J. "Jack" McConnell Jr. The 11-7 vote fell along party lines, with all Republicans voting against McConnell except Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
Providence Journal | April 1, 2011
With at least one Republican saying he might support a filibuster to keep John J. McConnell Jr. off the federal bench, a divided Senate Judiciary Committee recommended Thursday that the full Senate confirm the nomination of the prominent Democratic lawyer and fundraiser to the U.S. District Court for Rhode Island.
Legal Newsline | April 1, 2011
March 31, 2011
Washington Times | March 31, 2011
Rhode Island federal district court nominee John J. "Jack" McConnell Jr. is due for a vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee today. His nomination should be rejected due to ethical questions about his record.
Point of Law | March 31, 2011
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