Judge David Hamilton is one step closer to confirmation to the 7th Circuit appellate court, thanks to this sorry list of Republicans that voted to limit debate on his qualifications. The vote ended up 70-29.
Judd Gregg-New Hampshire
John Thune-South Dakota
Why not allow this man to become a Circuit Court judge? He is a former ACLU leader. He was a fundraiser for ACORN. Those two items raise flags for me, but are possibly not cause enough for others to be concerned. Okay, I understand.
Let's hear some of this justices pearls of wisdom.
"Part of our job here as judges is to write a series of footnotes to the Constitution. We all do that every year in cases large and small."
"A judge needs to empathize with all parties in the case — plaintiff and defendant, crime victim and accused defendant — so that the judge can better understand how the parties came to be before the court and how legal rules affect those parties and others in similar situations."
He is an activist judge who believes laws can be made from the bench, that judges keep adding "footnotes" to the Constitution. Huh? And here I thought the Founders did a pretty good job. Silly me, I thought Congress was the only branch of the government that could make law(hence the term Legislative Branch).
Here we go, America! You didn't think it would do much harm, your voting for Obama. Now you know the truth. First Sotomayor, now Hamilton. Another empathetic judge. We have three more years of this.
And shame on the Republicans named above. You are there at the behest of your constituents. Your crumbling, spineless actions today may very well be the start of your political downfall. Do not think that just because you have an (R) behind your name, that means you will be supported in your re-election bids. We need members of Congress that want to serve their constituents, not their own self-serving agendas.
We need more men (and women) like these!!!