James P. Donohue’s July 9 Tuesday Opinion essay, “A gray area between politics and the judiciary,” mischaracterized the work and activity of the Federalist Society in trying to argue that federal judges are ethically prohibited from participating in the organization. The Federalist Society has never participated in the judicial selection and confirmation process. Individuals associated with the society have, but never representing themselves as speaking or acting for the organization. The society has, time and again, made this point, and individual members have gone so far as to distance themselves publicly from the organization in formal and substantial ways while actively assisting with judicial selection and confirmation. The same holds true for taking positions on policy issues or engaging in litigation activity — the society does neither.