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Reject Kevin Sharp for the Judiciary

Petition published by Janet Stepperson on Dec 16, 2009
Closed on Dec 21, 2009
102 Signatures
Target: President Barack Obama
Result:
Thank you to our supporters. This petition garnered 102 signatures in five days. It will be mailed to President Barack Obama on Tuesday, December 22.

Petition Background (Preamble):

Nashville attorney Kevin Sharp has submitted his name for consideration to fill the vacancy in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee. We believe he is unfit for this position due to his recent leadership of Nashville’s Priorities.

This group bills itself as a citizen organization formed to oppose the construction of a new convention center for Nashville. In truth, it is a front organization for a national company that opposes the convention center project out of self-interest but doesn’t want to risk the public relations hit of running counter to public opinion.

The Music City Center project is vitally important to Nashville. In a time when our city is fighting 10 percent unemployment, it will create thousands of jobs. It will dramatically expand Nashville’s second largest industry, tourism. It will build on our city’s already strong brand, Music City USA.

Nashville’s Priorities has engaged in one of the most dishonest and manipulative campaigns in recent Nashville history. It has run a misleading push poll. It has run intentionally inaccurate newspaper and radio advertisements. It has run harassing telephone calls against Nashville’s elected leadership.

As president of Nashville’s Priorities, Sharp has approved every single activity of the organization. News outlets have asked him to reveal his funding sources. Sharp has repeatedly and publicly denied the request.

His activities as president of Nashville’s Priorities have raised questions about Sharp's fitness to serve in the judiciary; therefore; we respectfully ask Presdient Barack Obama to reject Sharp’s application to the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee and to continue searching for a suitable nominee.

Petition:

It has come to our attention that Kevin Sharp is currently seeking consideration to fill the vacancy in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee. We, the undersigned, submit this petition to express our unequivocal opposition to his appointment.

Sharp has raised questions about his fitness to serve during his recent leadership of an organization named Nashville’s Priorities. This group bills itself as a citizen organization formed to oppose the construction of a new convention center for Nashville. In truth, it is a front organization for a national company that opposes the convention center project out of self-interest.

Nashville’s Priorities has engaged in one of the most dishonest and manipulative campaigns in recent Nashville history. It has run a misleading push poll. It has run intentionally inaccurate newspaper and radio advertisements. It has run harassing telephone calls against Nashville’s elected leadership.

As president of Nashville’s Priorities, Sharp has approved every single activity of the organization. News outlets have asked him to reveal his funding sources. Sharp has repeatedly and publicly denied the request.

These activities have raised serious questions about Sharp's fitness to serve in the judiciary; therefore, we respectfully ask you to reject his misdirected application to the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee.

The Reject Kevin Sharp for the Judiciary petition to President Barack Obama was written by Janet Stepperson and is in the category Law & Order at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: ,

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