The Federalist Society: From Obscurity to Power

Appendix B: Other High Profile People Who Belong to or Are Affiliated with the Federalist Society

  • James Bopp, General Counsel to the National Right to Life Committee, the James Madison Center for Free Speech, and former counsel to the Christian Coalition
  • Judge Robert Bork, failed Supreme Court nominee
  • Michael Carvin, former Assistant Deputy Attorney General in the Justice Department under President Reagan. Gail Heriot, co-chaired the campaign supporting California's Proposition 209
    Linda Chavez, President of the Center for Equal Opportunity, a right wing organization dedicated to fighting affirmative action programs
    Roger Clegg, Vice President and General Counsel for the Center for Equal Opportunity
    Charles Cooper, former Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel under Ronald Reagan
    Maura Corrigan, Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice
    Frank Easterbrook, Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
    John Engler, Governor, State of Michigan
    Richard Epstein, law professor at the University of Chicago Law School, author of Forbidden Grounds: The Case Against Employment Discrimination Laws and Takings: Private Property and the Power of Eminent Domain
    Thomas F. Gede, former Assistant Attorney General, State of California
    Lino Graglia, University of Texas law professor and ardent opponent of affirmative action
    C. Boyden Gray, former White House Counsel to George H.W. Bush during his terms as president and vice president. He is now the Chairman of Citizens for a Sound Economy
    Senator Orrin Hatch, ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee
    Don Hodel, former President of the Christian Coalition
    Lynn Hogue, Chairman of the Legal Advisory Board of the Southeastern Legal Foundation who led the charge to get former President Clinton disbarred
    Alan G. Lance, Attorney General, State of Idaho
    Stephen Markman, Michigan Supreme Court Justice
    Nancie Marzulla, President of Defenders of Property Rights
    Roger Marzulla, General Counsel and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Defenders of Property Rights
    Charles Murray, author of The Bell Curve, a 1994 book that asserted that some races are inherently less intelligent than others
    Robert Natelson, senior fellow at the Independence Institute
    Barbara Olson, author of Hell To Pay: The Unfolding Story of Hillary Rodham Clinton, and wife of Solicitor General Ted Olson
    David Owsiany, Chief of Policy and Research for the Ohio Department of Insurance
    Richard Posner, Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School
    William Pryor, Attorney General, State of Alabama
    Grover Rees III, special assistant for judicial selection under former Attorney General Edwin Meese.
    Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court Justice
    David Sentelle, protégé of Sen. Jesse Helms who was appointed to the Special Division, the three judge panel responsible for overseeing the investigations of the Independent Counsel by Chief Justice William Rehnquist.
    Bradley Smith, Member of the Federal Election Commission, Author of Unfree Speech: The Folly of Campaign Finance Reform, in which he argues that campaign finance regulations are unconstitutional
    Kenneth Starr, former Independent Counsel
    Don Stenberg, Attorney General, State of Nebraska
    Clifford Taylor, Michigan Supreme Court Justice
    Richard Thornburgh, former U.S. Attorney General and former Governor of the State of Pennsylvania
    David Wagner, former Director of Legal Policy for the Family Research Council
    Elizabeth Weaver, Michigan Supreme Court Justice
    Robert Young, Michigan Supreme Court Justice
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