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  • Debunking The Media Smear Campaign Against Judicial Nominee Caitlin Halligan

    Blog ››› ››› MEDIA MATTERS STAFF

    Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) filed a motion to cut off a filibuster against the nomination of Caitlin Halligan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Halligan has been smeared by the right-wing media based on a number of myths about her record. Media Matters has posted an extended debunking of those media myths and presents a summary of them here.

    MEDIA MYTH: Halligan Is A "Radical Choice" For The Federal Bench

    REALITY: Halligan Has Support From Across The Political Spectrum. Halligan's supporters include:

    • Lawyers who clerked for conservative Supreme Court justices. [Letter from Halligan's Supreme Court co-clerks, 2/28/11, via JudgingTheEnvironment.org]
    • An attorney nominated by President George W. Bush to the D.C. Circuit. [Letter from 21 attorneys, 3/4/11, via JudgingTheEnvironment.org]
    • Numerous law enforcement personnel. [JudgingTheEnvironment.org, accessed 12/2/11]
  • Myths And Falsehoods About Judicial Nominee Caitlin Halligan

    ››› ››› ADAM SHAH

    With Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) having filed a motion to cut off a filibuster of the nomination of Caitlin Halligan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, often called the second most important court in the country, Media Matters presents a rebuttal to myths and falsehoods right-wing media have used to attack Halligan.

  • National Review Misfires In Attack On Obama Judicial Nominee Halligan's Gun Rights Record

    ››› ››› ADAM SHAH

    National Review Online blogger and conservative judicial activist Gary Marx accused Obama judicial nominee Caitlin Halligan of having "a very troubling record of dismissing the Second Amendment" during her time as New York state solicitor general. In fact, Marx's attack consists of criticism of Halligan for doing her job as solicitor general by filing briefs on behalf of the state of New York, and neither of the cases Marx cites deal with Second Amendment issues.