Another radical judge gets a lifetime appointment

Underneath the radar screen, Barack Obama has continued his campaign to radically shift American policies and practices. A key target has been the judiciary branch of the government, nominally supposed to be an independent branch of the government that serves as one of the checks and balances. However, in the hands of Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, and a complaint Senate that confirms judicial appointments, the third branch has become merely an appendage of the Executive branch. While the spotlight was focused on Sonia Sotomayor, a quieter and stealthier takeover of the judicial system has been creeping ahead as one radical Federal judge after another is appointed and approved by the Senate. These judges have lifetime tenure and are able to interpret, enforce, and (in a sense) rewrite laws through evolving case law.  The latest battle is being waged over the nomination of David Hamilton to the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Senate Democrats are proving...(Read Full Post)