Skip to comments.Flashback: Sen. Graham Backs Radical Obama Judicial Appointment
Posted on 06/07/2014 7:40:55 AM PDT by cotton1706
Caitlin Halligan, general counsel for Manhattans district attorneys office, was nominated in 2010 to fill a vacancy on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and has been re-nominated four times since then. A cloture vote to move forward with her nomination failed 54-45 in 2011. The presidential judicial appointments by custom should be taken under consideration by the Senate, but not this one. For starters, Halligan is a pro-abortion, anti-gun zealot, who just received the support of Sen. Lindsey Graham.
As Paul Mirengoff of PowerLine wrote yesterday, Halligan would be more of an activist, than a judge.
lets start with national security, since the D.C. Circuit, where she would serve, is heavily involved in such cases. In 2004, Halligan signed a report issued by the Association of the Bar of the City of New Yorks Committee on Federal Courts. As Ed Whelan has shown, this report, called The Indefinite Detention of Enemy Combatants and National Security in the Context of the War on Terror, took extreme positions regarding the meaning of Due Process in the War on Terror positions that the courts have rejected and that the Obama administration has had to retreat from.
To take just one example, the Report Halligan signed argues vigorously against the use of military commissions to try alien terrorists for violations of the laws of war, on the theory that the same constitutional protections afforded ordinary criminals should presumptively extend to those believed to be alien enemy combatants. In Halligans view, then, these individuals have a right to be tried in federal court. But even the Obama administration has abandoned the view that alien enemy combatants whose only connection with this country consists of their acts of war against it should enjoy the constitutional rights that American citizens have.
(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...
Keep ‘em comin! PLEASE SC pay attention.
REGARDING PRIMARY RACE FOR REPUBLICAN NOMINATION SENIOR U.S. SENATOR FROM SOUTH CAROLINA:
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Yawn. Why? Are you under the impression that Lindsay Graham has a big cheering section here that needs educating?