By Rick Scarborough
The Senate is poised to vote on the nomination of Judge David Hamilton to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. His nomination must be defeated. Hamilton would be an unqualified disaster on the Circuit Court.
David Hamilton is a judicial activist par excellence. By nominating him, President Obama is fulfilling his campaign promise to pick judges on the basis of “empathy” for interest groups favored by the left, rather than experience, objectivity or commitment to the Constitution and rule of law.
As a district court judge, Hamilton ruled:
-- That prayers invoking the name of Jesus before sessions of the Indiana legislature are unconstitutional, but praying in the name of “Allah” passes constitutional muster. This ruling was reversed by the 7th Circuit Appeals Court – the very court Obama now wants to put Hamilton on.
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-- Against the petition of a rabbi to include a menorah in a holiday display in the Indianapolis Municipal Building. Also reversed by the 7th Circuit.
-- Against a law putting modest restraints on abortion in Indiana (requiring informed consent and a waiting period). In his rulings, Hamilton has been consistently -- some would say fanatically -- pro-abortion.
If that weren’t enough, prior to being appointed to the U.S. District Court by President Clinton, Hamilton was a fundraiser for ACORN (Voter Fraud R Us) and an ACLU activist. Do you want to see someone with this background on the U.S. Circuit Court?
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Please, help us to defeat the Hamilton nomination. Don’t let the Democrats turn the Senate into a rubber-stamp for Obama’s anti-Constitution, anti-Christian, activist nominees.