October 8, 2019 In The News, Themis Project

Watchdog accuses pro-Kavanaugh group of sending illegal robotexts in 2018

By: John Bowden, The Hill, October 8, 2019

A watchdog group has accused the Judicial Crisis Network, an organization that supported Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings last year, of sending illegal robotexts designed to mislead recipients during the 2018 Senate proceedings.

Click here to read CfA’s complaint against Judicial Crisis Network.

The Campaign for Accountability said Tuesday that it had filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) arguing that the robotexts were “annoying … dishonest and illegal.”

“A July 2018 class action lawsuit filed in Indiana reveals that Judicial Crisis Network was responsible for sending automated text messages to the cell phones of Indiana residents, urging recipients to contact the office of [now-former] U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) about the nomination of then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court,” the Campaign for Accountability said.

According to the watchdog, the lawsuit shows that the texts were meant to appear as if they originated from Donnelly’s office.

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