CNBC: Top lawyers in the Federalist Society are trying to rally fellow conservatives to speak out against Trump
Note: this article originally appeared on CNBC.com
The Federalist Society’s annual convention has been called the “Super Bowl” for lawyers.
This year, following the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, yet another member of the group’s ranks sent to the highest court in the land, it might have been expected to be a celebration of Kavanaugh and the president who appointed him.
But just days before the convention is set to begin at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, some of its most prominent members have banded together to form “Checks and Balances,” a slate of like-minded attorneys who are encouraging their fellow conservatives to speak out against what they see as President Donald Trump’s undermining of the rule of law.