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Abortion Rights Group Takes On Obama Over Judicial Pick Published: February 12, 2014

President Obama finds himself on the wrong side of major groups from his base over a judicial nominee progressives say is too socially conservative for the federal bench, according to

On Wednesday, NARAL Pro-Choice America will launch a public campaign announce its opposition to the nomination of Georgia State Appeals Court Judge Michael Boggs to the federal district court, the group’s president told BuzzFeed. NARAL joins African-American advocacy groups and elected officials from Georgia who have opposed Boggs since his name was first floated by the Obama administration in October. There are signs prominent LGBT groups may join the fight too, creating a powerful coalition of would-be White House allies aligned against one of Obama’s judicial nominees.

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