Well, what's it been? Two days since we last mentioned the name “Gus Puryear.” Well, we have more news for you: The Alliance for Justice, a left-leaning legal watchdog group, has announced its formal opposition
to the confirmation of Gus Puryear, who, we might have mentioned once
, is struggling to win a lifetime appointment to a federal judgeship. The organization is not exactly unbiased, but it's very influential in Washington, in part because it doesn't jump to oppose every Republican nominee. In fact, the group almost never campaigns against district nominees, but it has made a special exception for Puryear.
Mr. Puryear’s record does not qualify him for a lifetime appointment as a district judge. He has expressed hostility to an entire class of litigants. His statements during the confirmation process have been incomplete, insincere and misleading. He has spent the bulk of his legal career attempting to whitewash the public appearance of a corporation riddled with scandal, often at the expense of the public interest, ethics and perhaps the law. His record shows no commitment to equal justice under the law. The Senate should reject this nomination.