|Bill Pryor, as a percussionist in his college band|
Shane Rogers-Mauro, a flight attendant who lives in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area, says Pryor sexually harassed him while the two were classmates at Northeast Louisiana University (now University of Louisiana Monroe) in the early to mid 1980s. Rogers-Mauro, who is active in Broward County Democratic Party politics, said a number of other classmates have contacted him since Pryor's name surfaced on Trump's list of possible SCOTUS nominees roughly two years ago and said they had similar experiences with the future judge (and attorney general of Alabama). That means we likely will have a string of posts about Bill Pryor's loutish behavior toward men -- Pryor is married with two children and has been ardently anti-LGBT in his public statements -- that might rival Kavanaugh's alleged behavior toward women.
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The notion that federal judges have ugliness in their backgrounds is not a surprise to us. We've seen (and reported on) their crooked rulings from the bench for years, so it only stands to reason that quite a few of them have mistreated others away from the bench.
You might say Pryor is Brett Kavanaugh's alter ego. They share radical right-wing views, they both came out of the Federalist Society, and Pryor -- thanks to his affiliation with former U.S. Senator and Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions -- appeared on Trump's SCOTUS short list before Kavanaugh did. In fact, Pryor appeared to be the favorite to fill the late Antonin Scalia's seat until our reporting about Pryor's connections to 1990s gay pornography via badpuppy.com made the media rounds across the country. In other words, our journalism already has helped shape the nation's highest court -- you're welcome, Neil Gorsuch -- and we are on the verge of showing that Bill Pryor (like Kavanaugh) does not have the background or judicial temperament to sit on the federal bench.
|Shane Rogers-Mauro, as a trumpeter at|
Northeast Louisiana Universiy
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