Skip to comments.GOP Gearing Up To Filibuster David Hamilton (radical Federal judge nominee)
Posted on 10/30/2009 3:11:12 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Senator Jeff Sessions, ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, is encouraging Republican colleagues to filibuster Barack Obamas nominee to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, David Hamilton.
Hamilton has major issues against him, including stating publicly his believe that the founders intended the judiciary to routinely amend the constitution through case law. More troubling, David Hamilton has ruled that praying to Allah does not violate the Establishment of Religion clause in the First Amendment, but praying in Jesus Christs name does.
According to Sesionss letter,
Judge Hamiltons most determidly activists decisions might be his series of rulings in A Womans Choice v. Newman, 904 F. Supp. 1434 (S.D. Ind. 1995). Through his rulings in this case, Judge Hamilton succeeded in blocking the enforcement of an Indiana informed consent law for 7 years. In reversing, the Seventh Circuit noted that Judge Hamilton had abused his judicial discretion.
Sessions concludes, [t]his is not the type of service that should be rewarded with a promotion. In deed, this is one of those extraordinary circumstances where the President should be informed that his nominee is not qualified.
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Good, why shouldn’t they? The ‘Rats filibustered far better choices for the Federal Courts than this nut, who once did legal work for the Indiana branch of the ACLU.
So Obama the Muslim is planning on turning us over to the King he bowed down to.
GOP filibuster? As the girls at the White Elephant club in Danang used to say, “Nevvuh hoppen, GI!”
The local DNC Office...
Thanks. I emailed my Senator. I use the singular because the smarmy Bill Nelson (Rat - FL) is a Dusty Reid flunky and an email to him is a waste of bandwidth.
I emailed mine too. Not that they are listening...
Last time I checked, the Dems had 60 votes — a filibuster proof majority. Better luck next time — if there IS a next time.
You have to be kidding. Does anyone think the DimTards will allow anyone to stand in their way? You seven pubbies in the Gang of 14 that cost us GWBs middle level bench, remember your rotten actions when the DimTards roll you. I can’t wait to see you crying on the boob tube.
Neato. Zero's first Sharia Law federal appointee ?
I’m not so sure Judge Hamilton is as radical *for the stated reasons*, as he seems to be. But there are other reasons. Some of his other decisions:
“Hamilton held that the First Amendment did not prevent the city of Indianapolis from requiring parental consent for children to have access to video games containing explicit sexual content or extreme violence. This ruling was overturned by the Seventh Circuit.”
“In 2006, the Seventh Circuit upheld Hamilton’s decision to sentence a child pornographer to one hundred years in prison.”
However, he ruled that all released sex offenders could not be compelled to provide personal information about their future computer use from their home, to include email address and screen names, based on the right to privacy in their own home.
His ruling was that the Indiana legislature could not have *sectarian* prayer was overturned only because the SCOTUS had decided later that federal judges had no authority over State legislature procedures. He cited “Jesus”, because that was the reference made by the State legislature. Had they cited “God”, it would have been acceptable.
I couldn’t find any reference to any decision he made involving Allah.
And finally his ruling about against abortion notification was the requirement that such notification had to be done “in person” by a doctor, nurse, or other professional. Not the notification requirement itself. The objection was of a law requiring “persons” to perform acts of a professional nature. He may have had a point. Doctors do not like to be ordered how to do their job.
No mention was made that for a year after leaving school, he worked as a fundraiser for ACORN, and had been a member of the board of the Indiana State ACLU.
When president Clinton nominated him to the District Court, the ABA declared him “not qualified”, because his experience was political, not legal.
Interestingly, he is also the brother-in-law of Dawn Johnsen at the Justice Department, and the nephew of former congressman Lee Hamilton.