Cornyn slams Obama judicial nominee

John O'Brien May 4, 2011, 6:55am


WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, on Tuesday called one of President Barack Obama's judicial nominees a liar who manipulates ethical standards for his own financial gain.

Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., is pushing for a Senate vote on the nomination of Rhode Island plaintiffs attorney Jack McConnell, who was nominated by Obama more than a year ago and is a heavy campaign donor to Democrats. McConnell is currently an attorney in Motley Rice's Providence office.

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