Yet, in 2002, as I sat at my desk, I received a call from Jay Sekulow.
"Jim, we've got to file a lawsuit challenging the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act."
"I want you to take a look at the legislation. See what you can find."
I'm an attorney that has focused on free speech and freedom of religion, but whatever.
Honestly, it took a fair bit of studying because the bulk of the law was very far outside my wheelhouse of free speech and freedom of religion theory and practice.
I explained Section 318 to #Sekulow, and how it was a good fit for us. With the aid of a friend and client, we found six minors who were impacted by the law. I represented them in a legal challenge before a three-judge district court.
Like any mob boss, he knew it was better to "own" a judge than to be one, and Jay desperately wanted to be part of the king-making process of judicial nominations.
Today, we are enlightened with new details on Jay's "crowning achievement," the nomination of John Roberts to be Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.