WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Article III Project has exposed the record of yet another radical liberal judicial nominee, who was chosen by President Biden and U.S. Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) to serve on an Arizona-based seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. A3P’s comprehensive research on Roopali Desai, a litigation partner at the law firm Coppersmith Brockelman, revealed her disturbing ties to a fringe organization that supports defunding the police, abolishing prisons, and embraced the anti-Semitic BDS (Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions) movement against Israel.
WATCH: Mike Davis joined Laura Ingraham to talk about Desai’s radical record.
Via Fox News: “Desai serves on the board of Just Communities Arizona (JCA), a self-described ‘abolitionist organization’ that envisions ‘a world in which prisons and jails are unnecessary.’”
“JCA was formerly known as the Arizona chapter of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), changing its name in January of this year. AFSC’s national arm supports defunding the police and called the American criminal justice system ‘a racist system that disproportionately targets people of color’ during the George Floyd riots. AFSC-Arizona co-signed a statement from the national arm that called to divert resources ‘away from the police forces that occupy our communities.’ AFSC also supported abolishing prisons as well as the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel – backed by several terrorist organizations.”
A3P Founder and President Mike Davis issued the following statement:
“Roopali Desai’s disturbing record makes her unfit to serve in the federal judiciary. Desai has spent her professional career championing a radical left-wing agenda. She helped lead an organization that supports abolishing prisons and defunding police. Desai also partnered with teachers unions to indoctrinate our children with Critical Race Theory. Her position as a board member of the Arizona ACLU and time spent working as an attorney for Planned Parenthood expose her for what she is – a far-left activist driven by a dangerous ideology.”
“Given the revelations brought to light by the Article III Project, Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly should be ashamed of their support for Roopali Desai. As Arizona’s home state senators, they have a responsibility to lead the fight against the nomination of such a radical, unqualified person, not to blindly cheerlead for an extremist who doesn’t represent the values of their state. Since Sinema and Kelly refuse to stand up for their state, President Biden should immediately withdraw Roopali Desai’s nomination to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.”
About Article III Project
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.