Obama's first judicial pick...a pro-abortion liberal
Well, we can't say we didn't see this one coming...or that real conservatives everywhere didn't warn all their friends before they voted for this guy last November...but here we are.
Obama first federal judicial pick is judge David Hamilton, and is the nominee for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals...and surprise, he's a pro-abortion liberal.
President Barack Obama has nominated his first pro-abortion judicial candidate as he named David Hamilton as his first Appeals Court nominee. Hamilton is a former Clinton nominee whom Obama has appointed to serve on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Hamilton was initially appointed by President Clinton to a district judgeship in Indiana in 1994 even though the ABA gave him a “not qualified” rating.
In that position, Hamilton issued a series of rulings over seven years that prevented Indiana from implementing its informed consent law that would give women information about abortion's risks and alternatives.
And it gets better. This guy was overruled and taken to task by the very court Obama wants to put him on, leading them to state:
"For seven years Indiana has been prevented from enforcing a statute materially identical to a law held valid by the Supreme Court in Casey, by this court in Karlin, and by the fifth circuit in Barnes," the appeals judges wrote in their decision.
"No court anywhere in the country (other than one district judge in Indiana [i.e., Hamilton]) has held any similar law invalid in the years since Casey," they added. "[I]t is an abuse of discretion for a district judge to issue a pre-enforcement injunction while the effects of the law (and reasons for those effects) are open to debate."
Yep, that's just the kind of guy that should get promoted.
Keep in mind that Appeals Court members are just below the Supreme Court. And it's telling that Obama would start filling vacancies on the Appeals Court first, instead of lower district courts. I say "telling" because it pretty much means he wants to get as many of "his" guys on the Appeals Courts before any vacancies pop up on the US Supreme Court...which could happen anytime, given that 5 of them are over 70 years old.
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