WASHINGTON — Mike Davis, founder and president of the Article III Project (A3P), issued the following statement after the nomination hearing of radical activist Nancy Abudu to serve on a Georgia-based seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and U.S. District Judge Michelle Childs to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia:
“President Biden should have nominated Judge Michelle Childs, instead of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, to the Supreme Court of the United States. While Judge Childs may not be the pick of a Republican president due to her judicial philosophy, she is certainly within the judicial mainstream. Judge Childs has earned broad bipartisan support, including from both her Republican home-state senators, due to her stellar reputation as being smart, fair-minded, and collegial.
“It is very telling that both Democrat senators from Georgia — Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff — failed to show up to today’s nominations hearing to introduce Nancy Abudu. Ms. Abudu is a radical left-wing activist, who has no place on any court—especially not on a critically important federal court of appeals. Ms. Abudu leads the legal effort for the Southern Poverty Law Center, which has become a partisan hit squad that exists only to raise money and destroy anyone who disagrees with their far-left extremist views. It smears as “hate groups” Christians, conservatives, and others with whom it has political disagreement. SPLC’s disgusting propaganda was even cited as the motivation for Floyd Corkins’ attempted mass murder at the Family Research Council in 2012. Ms. Abudu’s leadership in the SPLC—a radical left-wing hate group of anti-Christian bigots—disqualifies her nomination to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit,” said Davis.
A3P led the opposition fight against Judge Jackson’s nomination through its comprehensive research. This research unveiled Judge Jackson’s penchant for supporting lenient sentences for those who possessed and distributed child pornography, especially during Judge Jackson’s eight years as U.S. district judge in Washington, D.C., where she consistently handed out sentences below the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines for these crimes.
The Article III Project (A3P) was founded by veteran GOP operative and attorney Mike Davis, who, after helping win the Senate confirmation battles of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, developed the reputation as a “take-no-prisoners conservative eager to challenge the left with hardball tactics,” as reported in The New York Times. A3P defends constitutionalist judges, punches back on radical assaults on judicial independence (like court-packing) and opposes judicial and other nominees who are outside of the mainstream.
Davis previously served as Chief Counsel for Nominations to Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary and led the Senate confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and a record number of circuit court judges.