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Michael Boggs

Mike Boggs' Record Catches Up to Him

Paul Gordon | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Paul Gordon

Federal judicial nominees routinely -- and appropriately -- assure senators that their personal feelings and political positions will play no role in their judicial decisions. But this particular nominee did exactly the opposite when running for election as a state judge in 2004.

Jennifer Bendery

Democrats Sink Controversial Obama Nominee Michael Boggs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressives appear to have won their fight to sink President Barack Obama's controversial judicial nominee Michael Boggs. The New Yo...

Jennifer Bendery

NARAL Pounces On Senator For Backing Embattled Judicial Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's leading abortion rights organization isn't wasting any time in pushing back on Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) for saying ...

Jennifer Bendery

Another Democrat Will Oppose Controversial Obama Nominee Michael Boggs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) on Thursday became the latest Democrat to say he will vote against President Barack Obama's embattled ...

Amanda Terkel

Key Senator Announces Opposition To Embattled Judicial Nominee Michael Boggs

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Thursday that he will vote against President Barack Obama's controversial judicial nominee Michael Bo...

Jennifer Bendery

Embattled Nominee Michael Boggs Held Up As Other Judicial Candidates Moving Forward

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee is moving forward with a batch of federal judicial candidates for Georgia this week, but one name will be...

Jennifer Bendery

Human Rights Groups Urge Senate Judiciary Committee To Reject Michael Boggs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive groups are piling on opposition to Michael Boggs, President Barack Obama's nominee under attack for his socially conservativ...

Jennifer Bendery

Al Franken Will Vote Against Embattled Judge Nominee Michael Boggs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) said Wednesday that he will oppose President Barack Obama's beleaguered nominee Michael Boggs for a federal ju...

Jennifer Bendery

Michael Boggs Changes Tune On Abortion Controversy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Michael Boggs raised some eyebrows during his Senate confirmation hearing last month when he defended his vote for a contentious abortio...

Jennifer Bendery

Vermont Christians Urge Patrick Leahy To Oppose Obama Nominee Michael Boggs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) should expect some visitors at one of his Vermont offices on Friday: Burlington-area Christians plan to drop ...

Jennifer Bendery

Michael Boggs Says He Didn't Know About Abortion Debate That Was Raging All Around Him

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Michael Boggs, President Barack Obama's beleaguered judicial nominee, may have some explaining to do to senators already skeptical about...

Jennifer Bendery

Civil Rights Leaders Considered Public Event To Question John Lewis On Michael Boggs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Critics of President Barack Obama's judicial pick Michael Boggs breathed a sigh of relief on Monday when Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a reve...

Jennifer Bendery

Civil Rights Icon Comes Out Against Embattled Obama Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) announced Monday that he opposes President Barack Obama's controversial judicial nominee Micha...

Jennifer Bendery

Michael Boggs Nomination Rattles Congressional Black Caucus Members

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's nomination of Michael Boggs to serve on the federal bench is causing members of the Congressional Black Caucus ...

Jennifer Bendery

Dianne Feinstein Not Ready To Oppose Michael Boggs, Cites Support In Black Community

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) offered a rare reprieve Sunday for President Barack Obama's beleaguered judicial pick Michael Boggs, sa...

Jennifer Bendery

Progressives Hailed Filibuster Reform, But It Could Haunt Them On Michael Boggs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressives championed last year's push for filibuster reform, which culminated in Democrats changing Senate rules to require only a si...

Jennifer Bendery

Congressional Black Caucus Thanks Harry Reid For Opposing Michael Boggs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) got a letter of thanks from the Congressional Black Caucus on Thursday for his unequivocal op...

Jennifer Bendery

All Senate Democratic Leaders Signal Opposition To Obama Nominee Michael Boggs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- All four Senate Democratic leaders have now signaled that either they will vote against President Barack Obama's embattled judicial nomi...

Jennifer Bendery

Harry Reid: 'I Can't Vote For' Obama Nominee Michael Boggs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday became the first Democratic senator to say he can't support President Barack Oba...

Jennifer Bendery

White House: 'Of Course' Senate Democrats Should Vote Conscience On Michael Boggs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is standing by Michael Boggs, President Barack Obama's beleaguered judicial nominee who has felt the wrath of progressiv...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Democrats Grill Obama Judicial Nominee On Abortion, Gay Rights, Confederate Flag

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of President Barack Obama's most beleaguered judicial nominees, Michael Boggs, finally got his Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesda...

Jennifer Bendery

Liberal Groups Pile Opposition Onto Obama Judicial Nominee Ahead Of Confirmation Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As he heads into his Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Georgia judicial nominee Michael Boggs faces a fresh wave of opposition fro...

Jennifer Bendery

Fate Of Obama's Embattled Judicial Nominee Rests With Democrats Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Michael Boggs, the Georgia judicial nominee whom progressive groups are determined to defeat, is finally receiving a confirmation hearin...

Jennifer Bendery

NARAL Ramps Up Attacks On Obama Nominee Michael Boggs: 'He's Worse Than We Thought'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The reproductive rights advocacy group NARAL Pro-Choice America will launch a new attack Tuesday on one of President Barack Obama's most...

Jennifer Bendery

Contentious Obama Nominee Apologizes To Committee For Omitting Details From Past

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of President Barack Obama's most controversial judicial nominees has apologized to the Senate Judiciary Committee for omitting detai...