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Why Is the Federal Judicial Center Sponsoring one-sided panels on hotly contested issues?

National Review, Sept. 3, 2020

September 3, 2020

Why Is the Federal Judicial Center Sponsoring one-sided panels on hotly contested issues?

I’ve learned that the Federal Judicial Center—“the research and education agency of the judicial branch of the U.S. government”—is sponsoring a 90-minute webinar on October 9 on “Election Litigation During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” The webinar is being held for all federal district judges and their law clerks in anticipation of litigation in connection with the upcoming election. I’m very surprised to see that the FJC has compiled a very one-sided panel for this presentation: The panelists are liberal law professors Richard Hasen and Edward Foley and federal district judge Benita Y. Pearson, an Obama appointee.