This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on October 23, 2022.
None of the groups hold more sway than the conservative Federalist Society, which funds a network to select, vet and push conservative judicial candidates for presidential nomination.
The group was formed to counter a liberal tilt to the judiciary. It has reported an annual budget of $20 million in revenue, but donors have provided much more to the non-profit where spending is directed by Vice President Leonard Leo to reshape the ideological makeup of the federal courts.
On the liberal side, the Alliance for Justice, the American Constitution Society and a host of other groups raise and spend funds to advocate for progressive jurists for the federal system.