Conservative Group Attacks Supreme Court ‘Frontrunners’
The Judicial Confirmation Network, a conservative advocacy group whose executive director weighed in on the Supreme Court debate in my piece this morning, has launched a new Website featuring ads that attack three leading candidates to become the next high court justice.
The site is called Obama’s Frontrunners, and it features three videos that highlight the main conservative arguments against Solicitor General Elana Kagan and federal appeals court judges Diane Wood and Sonia Sotomayor. Kagan, the site tells us, is anti-military; Wood cracks down on religious freedom; and Sotomayor displays racial favoritism.
The site also features a poll asking viewers, “Which frontrunner is the worst liberal judicial activist?” So far, Kagan’s in the lead with 46.2 percent. Sotomayor follows close behind with 38.5 percent, while Wood comes in at just 15.4 percent.
The characterizations of the candidates are largely in line with those revealed by memoranda obtained by The New York Times, and they provide a good window into the arguments we’re likely to see employed against President Obama’s eventual nominee.