Judicial Confirmation Network

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The Judicial Confirmation Network (JCN) is a "Republican-organized web site [that] has direct connection to the White House and is promoting the meme that the Senate has 'an obligation to bring these nominations to the floor for a fair vote.' The web site is adminstered by Campaign Solutions (whois record), the PR firm for Bush-Cheney '04, the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee." [1]

JCN describes itself as "an organization of citizens joined together to support the confirmation of highly qualified individuals to the Supreme Court of the United States. In addition, JCN works to ensure that the confirmation process for all judicial nominees is fair and that every nominee sent to the full Senate receives an up or down vote." [2]

Personnel

To schedule an interview with Gary Marx or Wendy E. Long of the Judicial Confirmation Network, please call Creative Response Concepts at 703 683-5004. [3]

The link for online donations connects to a donation page bearing the same logos and information as other JCN web pages. However, the web address is that for DonationReport.com (plus an extension code for JCN).

The connection for the DonationReport.com website arrives at a Login page—requiring both a User ID and Password—which belongs to eDonation.com, a member of The Donatelli Group, a fundraising company that has raised campaign funds for the RNC, Republican National Convention, Bush-Cheney '04 Inc., John McCain, the NRA [4], and an exhaustive list of Republican members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as other political organizations. [5]

The Donatelli Group, using its "primary segment" Campaign Solutions [6], is associated with Creative Response Concepts, the public relations firm that advised Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, the "organization that accused Kerry of inflating his Vietnam War record" during the 2004 presidential campaign. [7]

The Donatelli Group, which produced the RNC website [8], on July 30, 2004, registered the SWIFTBOATVETSFORTRUTH.ORG website with Connell Donatelli Inc. (a.k.a. The Donatelli Group) as registrant. Connell Donatelli Inc. also registered the SWIFTBOATVETSFORTRUTH.COM website on July 30, 2004, with CD, Inc. as both the website's administrator and tech organization.

Domain Names

The JUDICIALNETWORK.COM domain name and the JUDICIALCONFIRMATIONNETWORK.COM domain name, administered by Becki Donatelli of Campaign Solutions, were both created December 13, 2004, and due to expire December 13, 2006 (unless renewed). The following key meta words link to the web sites: filibuster, filibuster reform, bush, rehnquist, supreme court, court, justice, judge, high court, nominee, william rehnquist, judiciary, judiciary committee, conservative, gop, republican, conservative.

The CONFIRMJUDGEROBERTS.COM domain name was registered June 8, 2005, by Campaign Solutions, which is also listed as administrator and for tech operations.

The web link http://www.confirmjudgeroberts.com/index.html now redirects to JCN's website. Previously, the media contact for the website was Creative Response Concepts.

Contact Information

The Judicial Confirmation Network
PO Box 791
Alexandria, Virginia 22313-0791
Email: info AT judicialnetwork.com
Website: http://www.judicialnetwork.com/
Website: http://www.judicialconfirmationnetwork.com

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