Campaign Legal Center Endorses Legislation Requiring Transparency in Judicial Nominations Process


Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) today introduced the Judicial Ads Act to increase transparency in the judicial nominations process. Campaign Legal Center endorses the legislation and CLC President Trevor Potter issued the following statement of support:  

"Transparency means more accountability. This principle holds true for political campaigns, and it should be no different when it comes to the confirmation of federal judges. Wealthy special interests -- of all political stripes -- secretly spend millions of dollars on ads in support of judicial nominees they believe will advance their causes in the courtroom, and the public has no idea who is behind these ads. This secret spending means that justices and judges may have hidden conflicts of interest. The Judicial Ads Act will finally bring transparency to our third branch of government.”