Meanwhile, Article III Project, a group dedicated to backing the confirmation of Trump judges, brought in a 15-member pro bono legal advisory board including Ian Prior, the former principal deputy director of public affairs for the Trump Justice Department, and Jordan Smith, an appellate and administrative law attorney at Boyden Gray & Associates who previously was a clerk on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Article III Project was founded by Mike Davis, a former clerk to Justice Neil Gorsuch from his time on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and a former counsel to Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, from his time as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Davis was one of the people at the center of the effort to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2018.
“We are taking off the gloves, putting on the brass knuckles, and punching back against the Democrats’ attacks on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s faith and family,” Davis said in a statement to Fox News. “We have assembled some of the best legal, political, and communications talent in Washington, D.C., with a team of 24, including 15 battle-tested attorneys. We are flooding the zone with television, radio, Zoom, and podcast hits. And for the next several weeks, we are going to give Senate Democrats a well-deserved turn in the barrel, with a combination of rapid response, earned media, and digital advertising.”