Seems like HRC President Joe Solmonese‘s background as chief executive officer of the pro-abortion group Emily List is influencing HRC’s attitude toward the Supreme Court. Eva Young e-mailed me to note that “there is too much abortion stuff” on HRC’s Supreme Court website. And she’s right.
Why is a gay group so concerned about the stances on abortion of three of the four judges listed in their “snapshot” portraits of the president’s potential nominees (as identified by “Court watchers“)? Not only that. HRC has listed a number of groups with which it is working on judicial nominations through something called “he Coalition for a Fair and Independent Judiciary.” It seems more a selection of liberal interest groups than anything else, including such well known leftist outfits as People for the American Way, Alliance for Justice and Earth Justice.
It seems that despite some positive changes at HRC in recent months, it remains committed to a liberal agenda — rather than limiting itself to gay and lesbian issues. HRC is thus not living up to its own Mission Statement defining it as a “bipartisan organization.”