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Fri Mar 8, 2019, 05:02 AM

new federal judge for life: inexperienced 36 year old with ties to conservative anti-gay group

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/trump-s-newly-confirmed-federal-judge-has-ties-anti-gay-n980281

Trump's newly confirmed federal judge has ties to anti-gay 'hate group'
Allison Jones Rushing was confirmed to a federal appeals court Tuesday. LGBTQ advocates have expressed concern over her ties to the Alliance Defending Freedom.




The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to confirm Allison Jones Rushing to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, handing the 36-year-old judge a lifetime seat on one of the nation’s top courts. While Rushing made headlines for becoming one of the youngest and least experienced members of the federal judiciary, she also garnered attention because of her decadelong association with one of the most well-known anti-gay groups.

“Throughout her brief legal career, Allison Rushing has supported and closely associated herself with one of the most extreme anti-LGBT organizations operating in this country today, the Alliance Defending Freedom,” Ian Wilhite, a spokesperson for LGBTQ legal group Lambda Legal, said in a statement shared with NBC News. “Rather than disqualifying her from consideration, this aspect of her record seems to have made up for all of the other deficiencies in her record.”

The 4th Circuit Court, which sits one level below the Supreme Court, covers West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia and the Carolinas. Lambda Legal estimates there are roughly 1 million LGBTQ people who live in those states.


The Alliance Defending Freedom, or ADF, has a long track record of opposing the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. Founded in 1994, the conservative Christian legal group was designated a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center for its anti-LGBTQ ideology, including its efforts to ban same-sex marriage and recriminalize homosexuality domestically and abroad.

“They’ve been on the opposing side of almost every issue area we have litigated over the past 10 years,” Sasha Buchert, a senior attorney at Lambda Legal, said.

Over the past decade, the ADF helped lawmakers draft same-sex marriage bans passed in states such as Idaho and South Carolina, and, more recently, so-called bathroom bills targeting transgender people in states like North Carolina.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2019, 06:17 AM

1. What happened to let this happen?!


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 8, 2019, 06:45 AM

2. RussiaPublicans run the senate now and has taken the filibuster out of the rules for approving ...

... judges because they think there wont be any more judges to approve going forward.

The RussiaPublicans are stupid people, they are serious cutting off their noses to spite their faces and will be eating this for at least a generation.

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 8, 2019, 06:49 AM

3. Hope you're right.


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 8, 2019, 06:54 AM

4. Americans will get it back, right now we're seeing a huge waste of time. the KGOP rarely does any

... thing useful while they're in office.

Very little useful legislation from them unless it's to help their rich friends

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