By Rick Manning
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is going to the mats to promote an
attorney who would be the plaintiff’s bars dream, to Federal District
Court for the District of Rhode Island. Reid upped the ante by filing
for cloture in the Senate forcing at least 41 Senators to block his
nomination through the threat of a filibuster.
Obama nominee, John J. “Jack” McConnell, received a low rating from
the American Bar Association of “substantial majority qualified,
minority unqualified” indicating that there are serious questions about
McConnell’s evaluation fitness to serve a lifetime appointment among
those who know him best.
To date, McConnell’s 25 years of experience as a personal injury
plaintiff’s lawyer is mainly distinguished by intemperate remarks,
political campaign contributions to the very Senators who will vote on
his nomination, and acting as the state treasurer for the Rhode Island
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