Skip to comments.Is 5th Time the Charm to Get Obama’s Leftist Activist on DC Circuit? (Heads up!)
Posted on 03/04/2013 10:38:15 AM PST by jazusamo
President Obama is for the fifth time trying to ram through the Senate confirmation of a radical pro-abortion, anti-gun rights activist to become a judge on the nations most important federal appellate court.
Previously, the candidate, a renowned leftist attorney who advocates for the rights of terrorists, has been blocked by Senate Republicans, but Obama refuses to give up. For the firth time, Caitlin J. Halligans nomination is up for Senate approval to fill a vacancy on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Halligan is currently general counsel for the Manhattan District Aattorneys office in New York.
Its hardly the first time Obama appoints an outspoken liberal activist to a lifelong judicial post. Two of the more memorable ones sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. The first, Sonia Sotomayor, has radical ties to the leftwing Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund and has expressly rejected the notion that courts should be impartial. Before becoming a Supreme Court justice Sotomayor expressed support for the use of international law in deciding questions arising under the U.S. Constitution and she supported a radical, judicial activist agenda that includes opposition to any restrictions on abortion rights and Second Amendment rights.
Obamas second Supreme Court justice, Elena Kagan, is also a known liberal activist who had never been a judge when she got nominated to the High Court and had very little legal experience. When Kagan served as dean of Harvard Law School she accepted $20 million from members of the Saudi Royal Family to establish a Center for Islamic Studies and Sharia Law, the authoritarian doctrine that inspires Islamists and their jihadism.
Halligan, a former New York state solicitor general, is of the same mold and has quite a record as a legal activist, which is why her nomination has been rejected four times. Never the less, the commander-in-chief wants her on the crucial D.C. Circuit Court that plays a major role in interpreting federal statutes and regulations. The court also hears a lot of cases involving terrorists and Halligan has expressed that the president doesnt have the legal authority to detain enemy combatants associated with al-Qaeda.
A nonprofit that investigates judicial candidates has published an in-depth research paper on Halligan outlining her positions on gun rights, terrorist war crimes, marriage, judicial pay and the U.S. Constitution. One U.S. Senator, who blocked her nomination in 2011, explains that on a host of issues, Halligan consistently came down on the side of the far left. She consistently advocated an activist and extreme approach to the law, said Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley.
This didnt stop Obama from resubmitting her nomination again in January. The Senate Judiciary Committee subsequently cleared the nomination and is expected to vote on it this month, possibly in the coming weeks. Not surprisingly, the mainstream media loves Halligan and the editorial pages of her hometown newspaper, the New York Times, claims shes an excellent choice and there is no good reason to vote against her.
Anti-War crimes for Teorrorists
Big time Judicial Activist
Bronco Bama know at some point Republicans will cave...they always do - it’s close to a sure thing!
Guy does not give up does he?. Any legal beagle Freeper's know if this has happened before?
from your research paper link:
Halligans Nomination is to an Unnecessary Position.
The vacant seat to which Halligan is nominated represents unnecessary government expenditure because the D.C. Circuit already has enough judges. In light of the present financial crisis, no branch of government stands immune from budget cuts, and leaving this seat open will save the American people money without limiting access to justice. Some argue that judicial emergencies exist in a number of Federal district and circuit courts where empty seats may lead to increased caseloads for some judges. While there is some dispute as to whether such judicial emergencies exist, there is no dispute that the D.C. Circuit is without such emergencies. The President and the Senate should first focus on appointing and confirming good judges to courts that are the most in need rather than politically prioritizing circuits, like the D.C. Circuit, that are not in need.
Yep, just one more insult to the American people from the turkey in the WH with his agenda.
He wants to throw money at anything that supports his ideas and cut money to mainly the DOD when the presidents number one responsibily is the defense of our nation.
I’m so sick of this guy and I can’t really express my true feelings on this forum.
That is not correct from what I understand. She considers abortion legal and settled law.
On 2nd Amendment.
“Second Circuit Judge Sonia Sotomayor recently held that the Constitution does not protect the right to keep and bear arms against infringement by state and local governments.”
That piece I linked talks a lot about precidents and her supporters try to say her position is based on them but the writer isn’t going for it.
If she really believes states and local governments can infringe the right to bear arms then she definitely doesn’t support the 2nd Amendment. I also believe she doesn’t want anyone to know her true views on it.
Thanks, I can bet how she would vote though....
I would guess that only people whose political positions she supports can have guns. How does that sound?
I believe you stated that perfectly.
Looks like there may be some shinola floating around this nomination...
That explains my thoughts after reading that research paper. It stated even some Dems were not happy with her in the past, I guess it wasn't just Repubs that stopped her nomination. I couldn't understand why The Won would nominate her again so soon.
I guess it's no surprise Graham flipped and wouldn't be surprised if at least McCain does too.
What a mess!
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