Union County Sheriff Mack Mason is the latest Georgia sheriff to write U.S. Senators David Perdue and Johnny Isakson to oppose President Barack Obama’s nomination of DeKalb County State Court Judge Dax Lopez to the federal District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. “Considering Judge Lopez’s partnership and service on behalf of GALEO (the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials), I urge you not to support this nomination,” the sheriff declares. “Being in contact with my fellow sheriffs and local constituents, there is no reason why Lopez should receive this appointment.”
The nomination is subject to U.S. Senate confirmation and it is unclear when or if the Senate Judiciary Committee, of which Perdue is a member, will consider it. Capitol Hill sources tell InsiderAdvantage that if one of Georgia’s senators oppose the nomination it will go nowhere with Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa.
Lopez’s longtime service as a board director and speaker of behalf of the pro-illegal immigrant advocacy/lobbying organization GALEO, Mason writes, “arguably runs afoul of Canon 5 of the Georgia Code of Judicial Conduct” which states in part that:
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