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Posted on 09/22/2010 3:14:43 PM PDT by Ooh-Ah
ALG Ad Urging Patrick Leahy to Oppose Robert Chatigny for 2nd Circuit Court
ALG Pressures Senate Judiciary Committee on Radical Nominees
September 22nd, 2010, Fairfax, VAAmericans for Limited Government (ALG) President Bill Wilson today pressured the Senate Judiciary Committee to reject what he described as five radical nominees, including Goodwin Liu and Robert Chatigny, for the federal bench.
Barack Obamas radical nominees for the federal bench have been so bad that not even Senate Democrats have dared to put themselves on the record supporting them. Thats why they have failed muster the 60 votes needed for cloture. Thats why the nominees were returned to Obama. Thats why they havent already been confirmed, Wilson said
There is no obstruction except from within the Democrat caucus. Senate Republicans are under no obligation to support nominees or provide political cover for the other side of the aisle when key Democrat Senators dont even support Obamas nominees, Wilson explained.
Goodwin Liu is an extraconstitutional thinker who believes that the eligibility requirements for ObamaCare and other welfare rights are perfectly within the scope of courts to interpret, Wilson noted. With him on the bench, a single-payer system could be just one court decision away. The American people cannot take that chance.
Liu also has an expansive view of the Commerce Clause, and does not even hold as an absolute requirement that an activity even be economic in order for it to be regulated. Guess what? That encapsulates all activity, Wilson explained.
Robert Chatigny told the American people everything they needed to know when he did all in his power to prevent the execution of a convicted serial killer and rapist. He even overturned Connecticuts sex offender registry law, only to later have his own decision reversed, Wilson explained.
Americans for Limited Government has run ads condemning Judiciary Committee members for previously supporting Chatigny, including Committee Chairman Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin.
Also being voted on in committee on Thursday are former ACLU attorney Edward Chen, Louis Butler who Wisconsin voters have twice rejected for the states supreme court, and Jack McConnell, whose has been connected with the rogue group, ACORN.
Wilson concluded, These five radical judicial picks renominated by Obama remind the American people of why judges matter. It is up to the Judiciary Committee to put the brakes on nominees whose extralegal views warp and distort the Constitution and thus undermine the rule of law. America does not need more ideologues on the bench.
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By Bill Wilson
When Congress adjourned for recess in August, Senate rules required unanimous consent to hold over nominations made by Barack Obama, or else the nominations would be returned. For controversial judicial nominees Goodwin Liu and Robert Chatigny, that embarrassingly resulted in their names being returned to Obama for reconsideration.
Undeterred, Obama has resubmitted Liu and Chatigny to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Votes are expected on Thursday. Their respective views on the Commerce Clause and sex offenders caused Republican Senato rs to place holds on the nomination requiring cloture votes to break.
And this time, with election close at hand, it could mean that Senators in tough races, like Russ Feingold in Wisconsin, may have to reconsider their previous support for these nominees.
Even with the prior support of the Judiciary Committee, Senate Democrats still could not muster the 60 votes needed to proceed to a final vote on the nominees. Otherwise they would have already been confirmed.
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