September 23rd, 2010, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government (ALG) President Bill Wilson today condemned the Senate Judiciary Committee “for once again moving four radical, unacceptable nominees, including Goodwin Liu, for the federal bench to the floor of the Senate.”
Wilson had urged the committee to reconsider their support for the nominees. “Goodwin Liu is an extraconstitutional thinker who believes that the eligibility requirements for ObamaCare and other ‘welfare rights’ are perfectly within the scope of courts to interpret,” Wilson had noted. “With him on the bench, a single-payer system could be just one court decision away. The American people cannot take that chance.”
“Liu also has an expansive view of the Commerce Clause, and does not even hold as an ‘absolute requirement’ that an activity even be economic in order for it to be regulated. Guess what? That encapsulates all activity,” Wilson explained.
A vote on Robert Chatigny’s nomination has been postponed at least a week after the committee lost a quorum. Americans for Limited Government has run ads condemning Judiciary Committee members for their previous support of Chatigny, including Committee Chairman Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin.
“We’ll be watching to see how members vote on Chatigny,” Wilson promised.
Also moved to the floor by the committee were former ACLU attorney Edward Chen, Louis Butler who Wisconsin voters have twice rejected for the state’s supreme court, and Jack McConnell, whose has been connected with the rogue group, ACORN.
Wilson concluded, “Once again, the Senate Judiciary Committee has moved these four radical judicial nominees to the floor for a vote. They’re so bad that Democrats did not even have floor votes on them last time, because their extralegal views would warp and distort the Constitution, undermining the rule of law. The American people do not want more radical ideologues on the bench.”
Senate to Reconsider Judicial Nominees Goodwin Liu and Robert Chatigny, Bill Wilson, September 22nd, 2010.
Goodwin Liu, Americans for Limited Government Nominee Alert, March 2010.
“Wonderland: The World According to Goodwin Liu,” Bill Wilson, March 24th, 2010.
“Why Goodwin Liu is Important,” ALG News Editorial, April 12th, 2010.
“Liu Guilty by Omission,” Robert Romano, April 8th, 2010.
ALG Nominee Alert, Robert Chatigny, March 2010.
ALG Letter to U.S. Senate Against Judge Chatigny, June 21st, 2010.
“Editorial: Democrat Senate to Promote Rapist, Serial Killer Apologist to 2nd Circuit Court,” ALG News, June 21st, 2010.
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