Citing the work of the Center for Media and Democracy in Madison, Whitehouse pointed to an email in which a Bradley grant officer conferred with Leonard Leo, then a top official at the Federalist Society, about how the foundation could fund “two Supreme Court amicus projects” in 2014. Leo directed him to the Judicial Education Project, a conservative nonprofit group.
According to internal Bradley records, which became available publicly when they were hacked several years ago, the Judicial Education Project asked Bradley for $200,000 in 2015to help cover the cost of two amicus briefs, which cost $250,000 each. The cases attacked the legality of Obamacare and the mandatory collection of union dues.
A Bradley staffer recommended contributing $150,000 to the effort.