Left-wing activist judge is Obama's first judicial pick
If there was any doubt that Barack Obama intends to turn the federal judiciary into a left-wing activist one, those doubts were put to rest in Obama's decision today to appoint as his first judicial nominee, David Frank Hamilton, a judicial activist judge hostile to Christianity and a radical on abortion. Hamilton was nominated to the 7th United States Circuit Court of Appeals.
In 1994, Bill Clinton nominated Hamilton to be a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana and he was confirmed by the Senate by the Democrat-controlled Senate. Even the liberal American Bar Association gave Hamilton a "not qualified" rating at the time. And this is the guy who Obama chose for his first judicial nominee to the next highest court under the United States Supreme Court.
In an obvious, and successful, attempt to impress the next liberal Democrat president, Hamilton in 2005 ruled that the Indiana state legislature could not begin their sessions with Christian prayers. An appeals court overruled his judicial activist decision. Of course, the infamous ACLU had brought the lawsuit before Judge Hamilton, figuring he was an easy mark. Obama's first judicial nominee in his decision said that invocations must not use names such as Jesus Christ or Christian terminology such as savior. And by the way, Hamilton was a board member of the ACLU in Indiana.
The U. S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in overruling Hamilton's radical decision said that no one in Indiana had been harmed by the prayers before the Indiana state legislature. Afterall, pastors all the time invoke the name of Jesus in prayers before each session of Congress as has been the case back to the founding of America. Hamilton's radical decision drew headlines, just as he figured to draw attention to himself, all over America.
This left-wing Obama nominee showed a future Democrat president his pro-abortion credentials by ruling over the years against the state of Indiana with regards to informed consent laws. These laws would enable pregnant women to receive information about the alternatives to abortion and about the risks of this heinous procedure.
Yet another one of David Hamilton's decisions was his ruling to strike down an amendment to Illinois law that would force registered sex offenders to notify authorities of their e-mail addresses and user names. The amendment would also have allowed police to monitor their use of the Internet and search their personal computers at any time.
To show his seriousness about establishing a left-wing activist federal judiciary in America, Obama made his first judical selection 2 months before President George W. Bush did in 2001. Republicans in the United States Senate better get ready to prevent many of Barack Obama's radical judicial nominees from ever getting close to the Circuit Court of Appeals. In fact, with Ruth Bader Ginsburg either hinting at her own retirement or someone else's retirement from the Supreme Court this year, the Senate Republicans better plan on getting little sleep this year.