Kim J. Askew, a partner in Hughes & Luce in Dallas, is the Fifth Circuit member on the ABA committee.
Askew serves on the Board of Trustees of the Lawyers’ Committee on Civil Rights, a left-wing group that has fervently opposed leading nominees of the Bush Administration (as I illustrated in point 1 in my discussion of John Payton).
In the last five years, Askew’s political contributions have all been to left-wing Democrats. She gave $1500 to Ron Kirk’s unsuccessful 2002 Senate campaign, $300 to Barbara Boxer of California, and $250 to Joe Driscoll, a MoveOn-endorsed congressional candidate in Pennsylvania. In 1999, Askew did give $250 to Bush for President, but in context that donation appears explicable only as the price of being in a major Dallas law firm.