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Coalition for a Fair Judiciary

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This article is part of the Center for Media & Democracy's spotlight on front groups and corporate spin.

The Coalition for a Fair Judiciary is a 501c4 organization that "focuses on all federal judicial nominees, including nominees to the Court of Appeals, U.S. District Courts, and the Supreme Court." The Coalition's president is Kay R. Daly [1], who "concedes that her group's staff now consists of 'just me.'" [2]

The Coalition is "comprised of more than 75 grassroots organizations dedicated to supporting qualified, capable federal judicial nominees who are committed to fair and accurate interpretation of existing law," its website states. "Judicial activism, characterized by rulings that create law rather than apply the law, has had a detrimental impact on American society and commerce. We seek to support federal judicial nominees who, in the words of Socrates, will 'hear courteously, answer wisely, consider soberly and decide impartially.'"


Honest Debate and Respect for Truth Not Priorities

At an April 2005 "conference on the judiciary" that was "sponsored by the Judeo-Christian Council for Constitutional Restoration (JCCCR)," Rob Garver wrote in The American Prospect that "Kay Daly, of the faux-grassroots Coalition for a Fair Judiciary, made it clear to JCCCR conference attendees that honest debate and respect for the truth wonĂ¢??t be priorities when it comes to pressuring Congress to accept conservative judges. 'Our role in this upcoming fight for filibuster reform and Supreme Court nominations will be akin to that of -- here she paused and then continued with a smirk -- let's just say, the Swift Boat Vets.'"

The Daly Report

The Daly Report is Kay R. Daly's website. Archived articles date to October 2004.

CFJ Website

The Coalition website FAIRJUDICIARY.COM, created June 12, 2001, is administered by Becki Donatelli of Campaign Solutions (The Donatelli Group). [3]

CFJ's Media Consultant

CFJ's paid media consultant, Connie Hair, is part-time director of communications for Representative Trent Franks (R-Arizona) and a media consultant for the "controversial Minuteman Project." Hair is also a paid media consultant for the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation in New York. [4]

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External links


  • Wes Vernon, "Senate Democrats Under Fire for Plot Against Judicial Nominees," NewsMax, January 12, 2004.
  • Charles Hurt, "Conservatives call for probe," Washington Times, February 12, 2004.
  • Dahlia Lithwick, "Memogate. The Judiciary Committee computer scandal is one gnarly sausage," Slate, February 19, 2004.
  • Letter: "Judiciary Democrats Send New Letter To Ashcroft On Stolen Memos," Office of U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, February 27, 2004.
  • Robert Lemos, "GOP clerks nabbed Democratic data, says probe," C|Net News, March 5, 2004.
  • Right Wing Watch 2004 : "The Specter of Republican Moderation," People For the American Way, November 2004.
  • Greg Sargent, "The Next Phyllis Schlafly. A longtime Republican operative wants to sell herself as a grass-roots leader. Her target: the Supreme Court," The American Prospect, November 24, 2004; AlterNet, December 2, 2004.


  • Kay R. Daly, Commentary: "What Congress Giveth, Congress Can Taketh Away,", March 28, 2005.
  • Letter from National Coalition to End Judicial Filibusters posted by Committee for Justice, April 4, 2005.
  • Rob Garver, "Justice Sunday. The Family Research Council says anticlerical judges pose a greater danger than al-Qaeda," The American Prospect, April 13, 2005.
  • eafredel, "Manuel Miranda and Memogate: An After-Action Report," Daily Kos, May 17, 2005.
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