Today the Associated Press published an article covering the stiff opposition facing the nomination of Gustavus A. Puryear IV to a US District Court in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Puryear's public comments indicate hostility towards civil rights lawsuits in general and to those brought by prisoners in particular. Since 2001, Mr. Puryear has served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), a position he continues to hold pending the Senate's resolution of his nomination. As the AP article discusses, Puryear's nomination has faced heavy resistance from inmate rights groups as well as other organizations, including the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
To read the entire Associated Press article click here. To learn more about AFJ's opposition to Puryear's nomination, check out our website here.