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Judging Adeel Mangi

Judging Adeel Mangi

After years immersed in radical politics, the nominee claims he never knew nothing about it

Adeel Mangi (Graeme Sloan/Wikimedia Commons)

To hear the Biden White House and their allies tell it, Third Circuit judicial nominee Adeel Mangi—whose nomination is all but dead following three Democratic defections—is the victim of a vicious right-wing smear campaign.

White House chief of staff Jeff Zients charged that “some Senate Republicans and their extreme allies are relentlessly smearing Adeel Mangi with baseless accusations.” Mangi, Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) told the Senate chamber on the verge of tears, has been “trashed and smeared and maligned.” And in the Atlantic, Mangi’s law colleague, Gregory L. Diskant, recently seen filing an amicus brief to the Supreme Court pressing the justices to toss former president Donald Trump off the ballot, writes that Mangi faces “opposition grounded in hate.”

Sounds bad.

They are talking about news reports from our own Chuck Ross—and questioning from Republican lawmakers about them—detailing Mangi’s work on the advisory boards of two radical left-wing groups, Rutgers Law School’s Center for Security, Race, and Rights and the Alliance of Families for Justice.

At Rutgers, the aforementioned…

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