The three Democrats are upset Supreme Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett reusing herself from one of the highest court cases in this term because of her relationship with the conservative nonprofit that filed an appeal.
An organization affiliated with Americans for Prosperity, has admitted spending “Seven numbers” on the ad to assist Barrett in her confirmation battle last fall, bringing up a lawsuit to be contested in the nation’s highest court next week challenging a request to reveal major sponsors for state regulators in California.
In a three-page letter reviewed by USA TODAY, the lawmakers asserted Americans for prosperity campaign in favor of Barrett represents the emergence of a conflict in a pending dispute involving the group’s public charity, the American Society for the Prosperity. Both groups are supported by Republican Leader Charles Koch.
“Laws, constitutional law and common sense all seem to ask you to refuse,” Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, DR.I., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Both are members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, along with Representatives. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., A member of the House Judiciary Committee. “At the very least, there should be a public explanation of why you think a denial is not necessary under federal law.”