RNLA Press Releases
On May 5, 2017, the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) held their annual National Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. This year’s theme was “Back to the Constitution” after the past eight years of the Obama Administration. This year’s event was attend by hundreds of attorneys from across the country and was broadcast live on C-SPAN 2. Archived footage is available here.
Today, President Trump is expected to announce the creation of a commission
chaired by Vice President Pence to investigate the challenges to election integrity in America. The
Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) has long been the leader in fighting for open, fair,
and honest elections and applauds President Trump for taking this step to ensure that every eligible
voter’s vote counts.
Today, President Donald J. Trump announced ten nominees for federal court
vacancies. The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) strongly supports the nominations
and applauds President Trump for his excellent choices.
Today, Neil M. Gorsuch was sworn in to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the United States Supreme Court. Prior to his confirmation as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Gorsuch served for ten years on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. The
RNLA actively supported Justice Gorsuch during his confirmation and congratulates him on joining the U.S. Supreme Court today.
Before the vote of the United States Senate to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court, over 300 RNLA leaders, members, and friends sent a letter to Senators Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer.
Accurate voter registration records are one of the most effective ways for states to protect the integrity of their elections. The RNLA has produced a one-page tool on interstate data sharing, one of the best ways to clean up voting lists.
RNLA leadership sent a letter to Senators Chuck Grassley and Dianne Feinstein to promptly confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch as the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Donald F. McGahn II has resigned from the Republican National Lawyers
Association (RNLA) Board of Governors to become President Donald Trump’s White House Counsel.
RNLA wishes to thank Don McGahn for his years of service to the RNLA, the Republican Party, and
the American people.
Today, President Donald J. Trump announced that his nominee for Justice
Antonin Scalia’s seat on the United States Supreme Court is Judge Neil Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) strongly
supports Judge Gorsuch’s nomination and applauds President Trump for his excellent choice.
In anticipation of President Trump’s announcement of a nominee to the Supreme Court this evening,
the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) has recruited a team of leading lawyers who
have volunteered to speak to the media regarding President Donald J. Trump’s nominee to fill Justice
Scalia’s seat on the United States Supreme Court.
Recently, President Trump and his spokespeople have been criticized for his statements on vote fraud in the 2016 election. The RNLA is pleased that President Trump is taking the problem of vote fraud seriously.
The RNLA applauds President-elect Trump for the selection of U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod Rosenstein for the nomination for Deputy Attorney General in the Department of Justice.
While the RNLA is fully separate from the RNC, we congratulate our fellow Republican organization on an excellent selection for its next leader and congratulate Ronna Romney McDaniel as the next RNC Chair.
The RNLA elected Harmeet Kaur Dhillon, John R. Hammond III, Matthew Morgan, and Stefan Passantino to the Board of Governors at its recent annual board meeting.
The RNLA elected new officers at its recent annual board meeting. These elite attorneys will help to lead the over 5,000-member-strong organization in 2017.
The RNLA prides itself on working for open, fair and honest elections. The current recount effort led by Green Party Candidate Jill Stein and supported by Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton has nothing to do with elections.
The RNLA calls upon the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to stand down and condemn the recount effort in Wisconsin and possibly other states.
President-elect Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate Senator Jeff Sessions from Alabama to be the 84th Attorney General of the United States. The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) strongly supports this selection and applauds President-elect Trump for his excellent choice.
The RNLA seeks to promote open, fair and honest elections at all levels of American society in a nondiscriminatory manner and to provide access to the polls to all qualified and eligible voters. RNLA believes no voter should feel intimidated at the polls to vote for a particular candidate, party or cause or not to vote at all.
The RNLA believes that elections should be open, fair and honest. For more information on the RNLA's mission this election, please click on the link above.
John Ryder has been named the 2016 Republican Lawyer of the Year by the Board of Governors of the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA). Mr. Ryder
was selected as the 2016 Republican Lawyer of the Year in recognition of his outstanding professional accomplishments and years of service to the Republican Party and its ideals.
The RNLA has long been the leader in fighting for open, fair, and honest elections. Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump has repeatedly warned of efforts by elite Democrats and the far left to rig this year's general election in November.
The RNLA praises the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for his selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate.
On June 6, 2016, Jennifer Choe Groves was confirmed by unanimous consent to the U.S. Court of International Trade. Groves has been a longtime supporter of the RNLA having previously served as a Secretary of our Board of Governors.
(UPDATED) As part of the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) Ballot Access Initiative, the RNLA will track and congratulate the Republican Presidential Campaigns as they successfully place their candidates names on the ballots. The RNLA Ballot Access
Initiative was designed to level the playing field and provide a resource of information for potential GOP Presidential candidates. We are excited that the vast majority of candidates have qualified in every state so far, said RNLA Chair Randy Evans.
The RNLA elected four new members to its Board of Governors at its recent annual Board meeting. Reginald J. Brown, Marc Ellinger, Don McGahn, and Stefan Passantino join an elite group of prominent Republican practitioners from around the country who will help to lead the over 5,000-member strong organization for 2016. ÒRNLA is honored to welcome such distinguished and accomplished lawyers to the RNLA Governance Board,Ó stated RNLA President Larry Levy.
Bobby R. Burchfield has been named the 2015 Republican Lawyer of the Year by the board of governors of the RNLA. Mr. Burchfield was selected for this honor in recognition of his
outstanding professional accomplishments and years of service to the Republican Party and its ideals and will be honored at a reception tonight at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C.
The RNLA is pleased to congratulate Jennifer Choe Groves on her nomination by President Obama to serve on the United States Court of International Trade. The U.S. Court of International Trade, an Article III court, has nationwide jurisdiction over civil actions arising out of U.S. customs and international trade laws. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Groves will be the first Asian Pacific American judge to serve on this court. Ms. Groves was the Secretary to RNLA’s Board of Governors in 2012.
The RNLA is pleased announce a new program to fight the misinformation on Voter ID and to help aid efforts to enact Voter ID in states across the country. RNLA Chair Randy Evans and RNLA President Larry Levy have appointed Manuel Iglesias and Anne Lewis as co-chairs of the RNLA Voter ID Committee.
The RNLA would like to announce a group of members to serve as the Board of Advisors. The Board of Advisors will provide the RNLA policy advice to assist it in its efforts to promote open, fair and honest elections of American society in a nondiscriminatory manner and to provide access to the polls to all qualified and eligible voters.
The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) is pleased to name Dick Wiley as the recipient of the 2015 Ed Meese Award. Wiley was selected for the Ed Meese Award, named after the 65th United States Attorney General, as he has upheld the rule of law in the face of adverse political challenges.
The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) is pleased to name Heather Heidelbaugh as the recipient of the 2015 Betty Murphy Award. Heidelbaugh was selected for the Betty Murphy Award as she is an unsung hero, member, trailblazer, with entrepreneurial spirit, a community service leader, and an organization builder who inspires others' efforts.
As the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) prepares to celebrate its 30th Anniversary this year many of its former leaders and founders have offered to come together to accelerate its growth and cement its position as the “national guard” of the Republican Party.
The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) has named six new members to its Board of Governors. Added at RNLA’s recent annual Board meeting, these attorneys join an elite group of prominent Republican practitioners from around the country who will help to lead the over 5,000 member strong organization for the next year.
With 30-40 candidates considering a possible GOP Presidential bid and 10-20 likely candidates to make the field, the RNLA has committed to a project to level the playing field for all of them. In the past, one of the challenging hurdles for even the strongest candidates has been the legal technicalities of actually getting their name on the ballot in all 50 states and 6 territories.
E. Mark Braden has been named the 2014 Republican Lawyer of the Year by the Board of Governors of the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA). Mark was selected as Republican Lawyer of the Year in recognition of his outstanding professional accomplishments and years of service to the Republican Party and its ideals.
As the leading Republican group on matters of election law and administration, the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) issued a response to offer its perspective on the recent report of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA) outlining recommendations to improve election administration in the U.S.
Just last October in Virginia, Mr. Bauer’s law partners representing the state Democratic Party sued Virginia unsuccessfully to stop its lawful removal of non-resident, out-of-state voters from its rolls. The judge summarily rejected the Democrats’ arguments claiming voter suppression stating they had “not presented any evidence” that the program would disenfranchise any voters. This is just one of many examples of Democrats’ cynical use of hysterics for political purposes to demonize states’ list maintenance practices that the PCEA now recommends.
At the annual Republican National Lawyers Association Board of
Governors Meeting, four new members were elected to the Board for 2014. Tim Kronquist , Pat Rogers, Charles R. Spies, and Christine Svenson join an elite group of prominent Republican attorneys from around the country who will help to
lead the 5,000 member strong organization for the next year.
Yesterday the United States Senate approved Lee E. Goodman as a
Commissioner for the Federal Election Commission (FEC). “Lee Goodman will be an effective FEC Member, bringing with him a wealth of experience and knowledge about elections and the law that governs them” said RNLA Chair Randy Evans.
The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) is opposing the nomination of Caitlin Halligan, President Obama's pick to be a judge on the D.C. Circuit. RNLA leaders sent a second letter to Senate leaders, urging them not to confirm her. RNLA Chair Randy Evans said, "President Obama has had the audacity to nominate failed nominee Caitlin Halligan five times. Enough is enough."
Today, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus named RNLA leader John Ryder as the General Counsel of the Republican National Committee. John Ryder has served in a number of roles for the RNLA over the years including Member of
the Board of Governors, Vice President for Judicial Affairs, Chapter Leader in Tennessee and frequent speaker at RNLA National Election Seminar.
RNLA Co-Chairs Randy Evans and Heather Heidelbaugh along with President Craig Burkhardt congratulate RNC Chairman Reince Preibus on his reelection at the RNC meetings in Charlotte, North Carolina.
At the annual Republican National Lawyers Association Board of
Governors Meeting, six new members were elected to the Board for 2013. Michael G. Adams, David K. Bowsher, Kathleen Jones Goldman,
Lee Goodman, Frank Salinger and Tom Wheeler join an elite group of prominent Republican attorneys from around the country who will help to
lead the 5,000 member strong organization for the next year. “I am extremely honored and pleased to
welcome to the Board such a great group of leaders and Republican attorneys,” stated RNLA Board of
Governors Chair Randy Evans. Read the press release.
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