In the last 24 hours, we’ve heard from at least 2 reliable sources that the US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is trying hard to get a confirmation hearing–as early as this coming Tuesday–for one of President Obama’s most liberal judicial nominees. Obama has nominated David Hamilton for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. This is the same court on which one of Wisconsin’s finest, Diane Sykes, a former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice, also serves.
Hamilton is a district judge in Indiana who has quite a history of raw judicial activism, including ruling that the Indiana legislature cannot have anyone open that body in a prayer that includes “in Jesus’ name,” but indicated that a prayer in Allah’s name is just fine. Fortunately, a higher court overturned this insane ruling. However, that doesn’t change the heart or intent of the judge who made the initial ruling.
One of Townhall’s bloggers has a letter prepared to send to Senators to encourage them to not confirm David Hamilton. Click here to read the short article and the letter and then send it. Remember that to send an email to Kohl and Feingold, you have to use their online form. Here are those links:
Sen. Russ Feingold: http://feingold.senate.gov/contact_opinion.html
Sen. Herb Kohl: http://kohl.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Just copy and paste the text of the letter into the form, choose “Judicial Nominations” as topic and blast your message off to the senators. We encourage you to take these easy steps to let Kohl and Feingold know not all Wisconsin citizens agree with this ultra-liberal nominee for our branch of the federal appeals court.