Obama Pushing a “Radical’s Radical” to the Federal Bench

— Vote could come as early as Monday
Thursday, November 12, 2009

He has been called “extreme” by some.  But to others, he’s beyond extreme… he’s a “Radical’s Radical.”

Whatever he is, he could become President Obama’s next choice for the federal judiciary.

This radical is Judge David Hamilton, and he’s been nominated for a position on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Hamilton has made many political enemies on the right, seeing that his politics are to the far left of the political spectrum.  Oh yes, judges aren’t supposed to be political, but this one has engaged in quite a bit of leftist activism.

His biggest opponent on Capitol Hill is Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Based on his analysis of Hamilton, gun owners should be very concerned about a judge who is all to willing to “amend the Constitution.”  According to Senator Sessions:

Judge Hamilton stated in a 2003 speech that the role of a judge includes writing footnotes to the Constitution: “Judge S. Hugh Dillin of this court has said that 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.” In explaining this statement to Senator Hatch, Judge Hamilton wrote that he believes the Framers intended judges to amend the Constitution through evolving case law.

Of course, we have seen this pattern time and time again.  Judges ignore the clear wording of the Constitution — in essence, amending the Constitution through each new case they decide.

The courts then become the vehicle for rewriting the Second Amendment!
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