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Q: How Much Does It Cost to be a Federal Judge in Rhode Island? A: About $700,000

5:18 PM, Mar 11, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Ed Whelan flags a report that trial lawyer John J. McConnell, who was nominated by the president to a district judgeship in Rhode Island, donated nearly $700,000 in the past 20 years to various Democrats. Whelan writes that McConnell's "poor rating" by the ABA "ought to set off alarm bells."

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