“GOP Dark Money Criticisms in Supreme Court Fight Mirror Democrats”

Bloomberg Law:

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) brought poster boards to Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s 2020 confirmation hearing highlighting the interconnections among conservative groups like the Judicial Crisis Network and the Federalist Society.

Now, Republicans have a chance to turn the tables, criticizing the role played by Demand Justice, which also doesn’t disclose its donors, in championing Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination.

Focusing on the influence of “dark money” groups that don’t need to disclose their donors may prove appealing for Republicans sensitive about how they oppose the first Black woman Supreme Court nominee, said University of Massachusetts Amherst political science professor Paul Collins.

“Instead of attacking Judge Jackson directly, they can attack the process, which includes spending by outside organizations whose donors can’t be traced,” said Collins, who studies Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

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