David Hamilton

Senate needs to reject Judge David Hamilton

Barack Obama's first nominee to be on the federal circuit court of appeals, David Hamilton, who is appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, needs to be defeated.  He was nominated to be a judge on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.  Hamilton was given a "Not Qualified" rating by the liberal American Bar Association in 1994 when Bill Clinton nominated him to be a federal district judge.  Hamilton is even more unqualified to be a federal appeals judge and Senators should vote no on his nomination. 

Hamilton is a former ACLU board member whose voting record as a federal district judge mirrors that fact.  Indeed, in 2005, when the ACLU brought a lawsuit before him, Hamilton ruled that the Indiana state legislature could not begin their sessions with Christian prayers.  His decision, which was overruled by an appeals court, dictated that invocations could not use names such as Jesus Christ or "savior."  He is too radical to be confirmed by the Senate."

David Hamilton's judicial rulings favored criminals such as in the case in which he struck down a part of an Illinois law which would have forced registered sex offenders to notify authorities of their email addresses and user names.  This radical judge was reprimanded by an appeals court after he ruled against Indiana's informed consent law on abortion.  Barack Obama must not be allowed to turn the federal judiciary into his own image. 

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