Does Judicial Nominee Jack McConnell Have an Ethics Problem?
10:49 AM, May 4, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
That's the case Senator John Cornyn (R, Tex.) makes against Jack McConnell, Obama's nominee to serve on the U.S. District Court in Rhode Island:
Legal Newsline's John O'Brien has more details on McConnell and the case of the stolen documents here.McConnell seems to be a pretty hardcore liberal--he served as the director of Planned Parenthood in Rhode Island for 4 years and has been a member of Amnesty International since 1989. And he and his wife have contributed nearly $700,000 to Democrats over two decades. But the charge that McConnell lied to the Senate could be what leads to a successful filibuster of his nomination later today. Correction: I originally reported that McConnell served as a Planned Parenthood director for 14 years, rather than 4.