Press Release

Pence Federalist Society Visit Shows How Special Interests Hold Sway

May 8, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 8, 2019 – Following the White House announcement that Vice President Pence will deliver remarks at the Federalist Society’s annual Executive Branch Review Conference today in Washington, D.C., AFJ President Nan Aron released the following statement:

“Vice President Pence’s leading role at a high-profile Federalist Society event only underscores how much this administration is holding hands with the Federalist Society, and how much the society is setting the agenda for the administration. This is the same deep-pocketed special interest group that has given us scores of far-right, hyper-partisan, unqualified federal judicial nominees. As long as we have government of, by and for the Federalist Society and its ilk, the Trump Administration will continue to strip away rights for everyday Americans while protecting the powerful and privileged.”