The Gazette: Democratic operative behind dark money court packing group to step down

The Gazette

The head of a left-wing dark money group that the GOP has taken aim at in recent years over its efforts to pack the Supreme Court is slated to step down this fall, he announced on Thursday.

Demand Justice, which as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization does not have to disclose its donors, has established itself as an influential Democratic-linked activist hub trying to radically upend the federal judiciary. Brian Fallon, its executive director who was national press secretary for Hillary Clinton‘s 2016 presidential campaign, informed Demand Justice’s board of directors in a letter this week that he will help the group “identify a successor and ensure a seamless transition.”

“Brian Fallon was very effective in radicalizing Democrats into politicizing the federal judiciary,” Mike Davis, ex-chief counsel for nominations to then-Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) between 2017 and 2019, and president of the Article III Project, a conservative courts group, told the Washington Examiner.

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