Senators demand records on dark money ties to court appointments - 2020-03-12
Last week, five Democratic senators sent disturbing missives to three Trump administration officials about secret forces transforming the US courts and about one very powerful American lawyer in particular, Leonard Leo.
You may know Leo's name if you're steeped in the dramas of politics and law or were paying attention to the Supreme Court nominations of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, which he helped orchestrate. He is co-chair of the conservative and libertarian legal advocacy group known as the Federalist Society, an organization recently described in the New York Times as "a juggernaut for propelling the courts to the right."
And it is Leo's involvement in the judge-and-justice-picking process that prompted the senators' letters.