Demand Justice Expands Campaign to Hold Federalist Society Accountable, Targeting Law Firms

12.02.19

Six Firms were Top Tier Sponsors of Federalist Society Dinner Honoring Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, DC—Demand Justice launched a new digital ad campaign on Monday targeting employees of six law firms who sponsored the Federalist Society’s annual convention dinner, at which Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was the keynote speaker and received a standing ovation.

The Federalist Society is a right-wing judicial organization that has been working to rehabilitate Kavanaugh’s image after he was credibly accused of sexual assault by multiple women. At its annual convention last year, fewer than 50 days after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her, Kavanaugh attended and received a standing ovation. This year, Kavanaugh was honored at the convention and given the prime speaking slot.

The ads target employees at the firms Consovoy McCarthy, Gibson Dunn, Kasowitz Benson & Torres, Kirkland & Ellis, Sullivan & Cromwell, and WilmerHale. All were “Gold Circle” sponsors of the Federalist Society’s dinner this year, the top tier of donors.

Said Katie O’Connor, senior counsel at Demand Justice:

“The Federalist Society is trying to rehabilitate Brett Kavanaugh – who was credibly accused of sexual assault by multiple women – so he can get to work enriching corporations at the expense of women, immigrants, LGBTQ people, and other vulnerable communities. And, they’re using the veneer of legitimacy granted to them by sponsors to do it. The firms supporting the Federalist Society are choosing profits over survivors. It’s time for people at these firms who really care about ending sexual violence to speak up.”

Demand Justice is also running digital ads against Facebook for their Gold Circle sponsorship of the Federalist Society’s 2019 convention dinner.

An example of the ad can be found below.

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