The Secrets of Leonard Leo, the Man Behind Trump's Supreme Court Pick - 2018-07-09

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F375.png The Secrets of Leonard Leo, the Man Behind Trump's Supreme Court Pick July 9, 2018, Jay Michaelson, Daily Beast

When President Donald Trump nominates a justice to the Supreme Court on Monday night, he will be carrying out the agenda of a small, secretive network of extremely conservative Catholic activists already responsible for placing three justices (Alito, Roberts, and Gorsuch) on the high court.

And yet few people know who they are—until now.

At the center of the network is Leonard Leo of the Federalist Society, the association of legal professionals that has been the pipeline for nearly all of Trump's judicial nominees. (Leo is on leave from the Federalist Society to personally assist Trump in picking a replacement for Justice Anthony Kennedy.) His formal title is executive vice president, but that role belies Leo's influence.

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