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FLASHBACK: Rubin Praised the Federalist Society Calling it an ‘Esteemed Organization’ in 2007

In 2007, Jen Rubin praised the Federalist Society, calling it an "esteemed organization," and applauded the creation of the judicial advisory board.

By NTK Staff | 07.30.2018 @5:27pm
FLASHBACK: Rubin Praised the Federalist Society Calling it an ‘Esteemed Organization’ in 2007

Washington Post opinion writer Jennifer Rubin blasted President Trump for selecting his Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh from a list created by the Federalist Society, calling the move “troubling” in an article on Monday.

But in 2007, Rubin praised the Federalist Society, calling it an “esteemed organization” and applauded then-presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani for creating the judicial advisory board, which would have acted like the Federalist Society if Giuliani had been elected.

In a piece titled, “The Senate must prevent Kavanaugh’s nomination from corrupting the Supreme Court,” Rubin demanded that the White House disclose “every scrap of paper relating to Kavanaugh” and “Federalist Society communications with the White House,” before Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing.

Rubin called the process of “outsourcing the vetting process” to a “nontransparent” third-party group “troubling,” and suggested the possibility of pay for play.

This is a much different tone than the one Rubin took in 2007.

“If the GOP primary electorate were composed entirely of members of the Federalist Society, Rudy Giuliani would be the heavy favorite,” Rubin wrote in 2007. “A number of the leaders and founders of this esteemed organization including Steven Calabresi and Ted Olson make up his judicial advisory board (by Giuliani’s count no less than seven of his judicial supporters spoke at the three day conference) so it should have come as no shock that he was warmly greeted, interrupted frequently by applause and left to a robust standing ovation.”

Rubin continued:

“Giuliani went on to argue that there are 200 reasons to be concerned about who is the next president. Those 200 are the number of federal judges that the next president will support in his or her first term. The core of his argument was that if a Democrat is elected, “ I think you’re going to see 200 decisions of judges who are like those judges who really began the reason for the Federalist Society in the first place. Judges who will be activists in the sense of trying to legislate their social policy through judicial interpretation. Let me assure you that if I am the President of the United States every single one of those decisions will be made very carefully, very deliberately with the advice of people like Ted [Olson] and the people on my judicial advisory committee because we’re seeking to find judges who understand the very, very important concept that judges exist to interpret the law, not to invent the law.”

Rubin has come a long way from 2007, and it stands to reason that her loathesome view of President Trump is at least partly to blame.

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