Leonard Leo

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Leonard Leo

Director of the Lawyers Division and executive vice president of the Federalist Society, and head of [GUI]Catholic Outreach[GUI] at the Republican National Committee add

Category: Politics

Born in 1965.

Countries: United States (80%), Malta (20%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Donald Trump, Antonin Scalia, George Mason University

Linked to: Cornell Law School, Cornell University, Republican National Committee, UNESCO

 

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Leonard Leo was born in 1965 add something


2002

Since May 2002, Mr. Leo has been a member of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta add something


2013

In July 2013, Leo was identified as a key member of Groundswell, a secretive coalition of right wing activists and journalists attempting to make radical political change behind the scenes add something


2016

In 2016, after the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Leo helped arrange funding to rename George Mason University's Law School the Antonin Scalia Law School add something


2017

Leo was identified by 2017 Supreme Court-nominee Neil Gorsuch as the person who first contacted Gorsuch about the possibility of President Donald Trump appointing Gorsuch to the seat vacated by Scalia's death add something


2019

In 2019, Leo said of Mitch McConnell who had broken records in seating Republican judicial nominees, that he was "the most consequential majority leader, certainly, in modern history add something

 

Leo described himself in 2019 as "a leader of the conservative legal movement add something