Senate Hearing on Federal Courts and Special Interest Group Money

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Federal Courts and Oversight held a hearing about the influence of special interest groups in the federal… read more

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Federal Courts and Oversight held a hearing about the influence of special interest groups in the federal judiciary. Chair Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) called dark money campaigns to approve judges to lifetime appointments on the federal bench a “poison in our democracy” and urged for the passage of transparency laws that would require donors to disclose donations. The witnesses, which included experts on the federal judiciary and voting rights activists, detailed how money influenced the ways that judges were selected and confirmed during the Trump administration, while others argued that both Republicans and Democrats use dark money to fund political influence campaigns. Ranking Member John Kennedy (R-LA) questioned the connection between undisclosed donations and federal jurisprudence. close

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Program ID:
509728-1
Category:
Senate Committee
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Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 10, 2021 | 2:59pm EST | C-SPAN.org
Last Aired:
Mar 14, 2021 | 1:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Mar 10, 2021 | 11:42pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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  • Mar 14, 2021 | 1:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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