The Los Angeles Times falsely portrays The Federalist Society in this piece, High Court Nominee Sides With Restraint.
In the questionnaire, Roberts took issue with media reports that he was affiliated with the Federalist Society, a somewhat secretive group of conservative lawyers who hold debates and other events designed to promote conservative legal views.
Roberts was listed in 1997 as a member of the Washington lawyers steering committee of the Federalist Society. However, Roberts denied being a member of the organization and said he had “no recollection of serving on that committee or being a member of the society.” He did acknowledge taking part in some society events, specifically moderating a panel in 1993 and speaking to a luncheon meeting in October 2003.
What secret society?
Flap was a member when he was attending law school – twice!
The Federalist Society’s website is here.
Click HERE to read statement by Eugene B. Meyer on Judge John G. Roberts. (PDF)
Click HERE to read Frequently Asked Questions about the Federalist Society.
Click HERE to read a partial list of Participants in Federalist Society Events.
Click HERE to read What People are Saying about the Federalist Society.
Nothing secretive nor sinister here.
No Decoder rings.
But, why does the Los Angeles Times portray it as an off-beat or out of the mainstream conservative club?
Patterico has One Step Short of Freemasonry.
Michelle Malkin has DOUBLE SUPER SECRET FEDERALIST SOCIETY.
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