The sheer number of nominees jammed through the markup process today — including an attorney general nominee — is outrageous, and clearly prevents these important nominations from being fully debated and vetted.
Neomi Rao’s statements today fell far short of the high bar for a prospective federal judge. In fact, they revealed that Rao harbors hostility toward people and communities who most rely on our courts to uphold their rights.
In the latest edition of Yeomans Work, AFJ Senior Justice Fellow Bill Yeomans writes that at his hearing, William Barr, President Trump’s attorney general nominee, did nothing to allay concerns about his handling of the Mueller investigation.
Alliance for Justice’s research into the record of Neomi Rao, President Trump’s nominee for the seat formerly held by Brett Kavanaugh on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, reveals that as the head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in the Trump Administration, her work has been consistent with dangerous and extreme views she expressed earlier in her career.