April 11, 2024 – Co-chair of the Federalist Society Leonard Leo defies Senate Democrats ‘unlawful and politically motivated subpoena’

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Leonard Leo (Credit: Carolyn Kaster/AP)

An attorney for conservative leader and private citizen Leonard Leo revealed that Leo would not be complying with a subpoena issued by the Democrat Senate Judiciary Committee.

In a letter addressed to Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, David B. Rivkin, Jr., the attorney for Leo, co-chairman of the Federalist Society, labeled the subpoena as “unlawful and politically motivated.”

The letter to Durbin comes in response to a subpoena issued to Leo by Durbin on Thursday.

“For the reasons previously set forth, Mr. Leo is not complying with the Democrat Senate Judiciary Committee members’ unlawful and politically motivated subpoena,” Rivkin wrote in the letter shared with Breitbart News.

“Today, I received an unlawful and politically motivated subpoena from U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin,” Leo said in a statement shared with Breitbart News. “I am not capitulating to his lawless support of Senate Sheldon Whitehouse and the left’s dark money effort to silence and cancel political opposition.”

In Oct. 2023, the Democrat Senate Judiciary Committee announced that they were issuing a subpoena to Leo, in an effort at “reverse court-packing,” despite being told by Leo’s attorney that they have no constitutional authority to punish private citizens.

Durbin and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) have been pushing a so-called ethics bill, known as S.359, or the Supreme Court Ethics, Recusal, and Transparency Act (SCERT), in an attempt to have conservative Supreme Court justices taken off some cases in order to ensure a more liberal decision is made.

Due to being unable to subpoena Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, Durbin and Whitehouse have issued subpoenas and demanded personal records from Leo, due to his longtime friendship with both men. (Read more: Breitbart News, 4/11/2024)  (Archive)