Mining, coal and cattle industry lobbyist William G. Myers III is President Bush’s latest nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Myers has amassed an incredible record of promoting environmental degradation and harm to the interests of Native Americans, both from his position as an industry lobbyist and from a short stint as solicitor for the Bush Administration Department of the Interior.
Most Americans know very little about--or have even heard of--the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies. Yet the Society has assumed a leading role in shaping the Bush administration's legal policies and judicial nominees. This report released August 1 by People For the American Way Foundation (PFAWF) provides much-needed information and insight on the organization.