ALG Pressures Senate Judiciary Committee on Radical Nominees

September 22nd, 2010, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government (ALG) President Bill Wilson today pressured the Senate Judiciary Committee to reject what he described as “five radical nominees,” including Goodwin Liu and Robert Chatigny, for the federal bench.

“Barack Obama’s radical nominees for the federal bench have been so bad that not even Senate Democrats have dared to put themselves on the record supporting them. That’s why they have failed muster the 60 votes needed for cloture. That’s why the nominees were returned to Obama. That’s why they haven’t already been confirmed,” Wilson said

“There is no obstruction except from within the Democrat caucus. Senate Republicans are under no obligation to support nominees or provide political cover for the other side of the aisle when key Democrat Senators don’t even support Obama’s nominees,” Wilson explained.

“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 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.

“Robert Chatigny told the American people everything they needed to know when he did all in his power to prevent the execution of a convicted serial killer and rapist. He even overturned Connecticut’s sex offender registry law, only to later have his own decision reversed,” Wilson explained.

Americans for Limited Government has run ads condemning Judiciary Committee members for previously supporting Chatigny, including Committee Chairman Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin.

Also being voted on in committee on Thursday are 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, “These five radical judicial picks renominated by Obama remind the American people of why judges matter. It is up to the Judiciary Committee to put the brakes on nominees whose extralegal views warp and distort the Constitution and thus undermine the rule of law. America does not need more 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.

Video: Oppose Confirmation of Serial Killer Apologist for Court of Appeals, June 22nd, 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.

Interview Availability: Please contact Rebekah Rast at (703) 383-0880 or at to arrange an interview with ALG President Bill Wilson.