Analysis: Obama's 7 Supreme Court candidates ALL liberal extremists.  Take action!
Call all 17 swing-vote Senators listed below. Demand filibuster of all 7 possible nominees.

The Obama Administration has confirmed to the Associated Press the identities of 7 of 10 possible Supreme Court nominees, the "short list" of what the President has promised will be a fast nomination process to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

We evaluate each of the 7 below, and we must oppose all 7 as liberal activists, much further left than the military veteran Justice Stevens, a former Republican nominee.  Let's demand Obama keep his promise in 2009 that he would never appoint a "bomb-thrower" to the Supreme Court, when all 7 of the identified candidates are liberal extremists to the max.

Republican Judiciary Committee Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) promised, "There's going to be a whale of a fight if he appoints an activist to the court. And that's not good for him, it's not good for the Senate and it's not good for the country. The law should control the judge, and not the other way around. President Obama has already picked some of the most activist judicial nominees that I have seen in my 34 years in the Senate.  He has a propensity to choose people who don't care what the law is. They're going to make the law from the bench. Judges are not supposed to do that."  Let's help Senator Hatch...

Here are the 7 nominees, with analysis of each one's liberal activist record...

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Elena Kagan stepped down as dean of Harvard Law School to become solicitor general. Like Obama, she has her law degree from Harvard and taught at the University of Chicago.

The Daily Caller reports about Kagan's extremist views:

"Kagan's boldest foray into public life was, as dean of Harvard Law School, throwing the military off campus over its 'don't ask, don't tell' policy on gay soldiers. Kagan called the policy, implemented by her former boss President Bill Clinton, 'a profound wrong a moral injustice of the first order.'  She pursued the matter all the way to the Supreme Court, where the justices unanimously slapped down her arguments, forcing Harvard to allow the military to return....

"On the Defense of Marriage Act, Kagan damned with faint praise she defended the law, but not without first saying the Obama administration opposed it, thought it was discriminatory and hoped to overturn it.  Pro-homosexual marriage lawyer Dale Carpenter wrote the move was a 'gift to the gay-marriage movement' because the administration was 'helping knock out a leg from under the opposition to gay marriage.'...

"Long ago, Kagan wrote a memo while clerking for the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall that said religious organizations that provide care for teen pregnancies shouldn't get federal funds because of a strict line separating church and state."

Needless to say, Kagan is a bomb-thrower, who would rule as a pro-homosexual, pro-abortion, anti-Christian activist, and she must be filibustered if nominated.

 


Diane Wood is an appeals court judge in Chicago who has worked at the State Department, the Justice Department and in private practice. Like Obama, she taught at the University of Chicago Law School.

Kagan and Wood appear to be the most hostile toward pro-life Judeo Christian views.

LifeSiteNews.com reports about Wood:

Diane Wood is considered a leading liberal justice in the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and is considered a
radical supporter of legalized abortion. After graduating with her law degree in 1975, Wood clerked for Justice Harry Blackmun, the author of the Roe v. Wade decision.

Wood went on to author the decision of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in the case National Organization for Women v. Scheidler, in which she sided with NOW's attempt to silence Scheidler, the Pro-Life Action Network, and Operation Rescue, extract large monetary damages, and
prevent them from protesting at abortion clinics. Wood's decision was unanimously overturned by the Supreme Court in 2006.

Wood also wrote a dissenting opinion in Christian Legal Society v. Walker, in which she
disagreed with the majority opinion that Southern Illinois University was wrong to revoke official student group status of a CLS chapter because it required its members to be Christian.

Again, Wood is a bomb-thrower, who will rule as a pro-homosexual, pro-abortion, anti-Christian activist, and must be filibustered if nominated.


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Merrick Garland, of the federal appeals court in Washington, is a former high-ranking Justice Department official.

Ed Whelan of The National Review said, "I have zero illusions that a Justice Garland would help move the Court in the right direction in undoing the damage of decades of liberal judicial activism. I merely have reasonable hopes that he'd move more slowly than the other leading candidates in compounding the damage...For what it's worth, I'd bet my bottom dollar that
Garland would vote to uphold the constitutionality of Obamacare, including the individual mandate."  And yet, of the candidates that President Obama might plausibly nominate to the Court, "all the others strike me as markedly worse than Garland," Whelan wrote.  

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Janet Napolitano, the homeland security chief, is a former Arizona governor and a former federal prosecutor.

LifeSiteNews.com already reports wide-spread opposition by pro-lifers to her nomination.

"Secretary Napolitano has already won notoriety among the pro-life community for
labeling  opposition to abortion as a warning sign of violent "rightwing extremism." A Homeland Security report detailing such "rightwing extremism" as characterized by pro-life and other normative conservative values was eventually pulled after an uproar ensued...

"As governor of Arizona prior to her cabinet appointment, Napolitano was known as an extreme abortion supporter, having
vetoed several pro-life bills, including a ban on partial-birth abortion and a bill protecting the conscience rights of pharmacists."


 


Leah Ward Sears, the first black female to serve as the chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, is now in private practice after a long career on the bench.

Lifenews.com reports:

Sears would give Obama the distinction of appointing the first "black woman" Supreme Court Justice -- "an important distinction for a nation that puts so much stock into identity politics."

However, Sears would receive opposition from pro-life groups because she is a member of the left-leaning American Constitution Society.

Americans United for Life (AUL) highlighted Sears when she made the short list of potential Supreme Court appointments last year, though Obama ultimately went with pro-abortion Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Justice Sears has not issued any known decision on life-related issues, but AUL indicates "Sears has evidenced a broad conception of substantive constitutional privacy -- the very basis upon which Roe v. Wade is predicated."

Sears has "referred to the responsibility of courts to
protect constitutional rights against 'morals legislation' the majority," AUL notes, which concerns it regarding abortion issues.


 


Sidney Thomas, a Montana lawyer who now sits on the extremist 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, the most liberal of all 13 appeals courts in the nation, is not only a judicial activist, but according to Ed Whelan of The National Review, "Thomas is on the far Left of that far-Left court."  He is certainly worthy of vociferous opposition and filibuster.


 


Jennifer Granholm, the Michigan governor and former federal prosecutor and Michigan attorney general, is not a good choice.

Granholm's political experience might be attractive, but her chances are hurt by her
"controversial tenure" as governor during Michigan's economic hard times, said Larry Sabato, director at the University of Virginia's Center for Politics.

"Let's face it;
she's not one of the more popular governors," Sabato said.

"I don't see why it would make sense politically or legally" to nominate Granholm, said Brian Kalt, an associate law professor at Michigan State University, expressing concerns about Granholm's liberal political background, in an interview with The Free Press.



 


Is it unwise or unprecedented to filibuster a Supreme Court nominee?  Ask the liberals:

SEN. BARACK OBAMA (D-IL): "Well, I Will Be Supporting The Filibuster Because I Think Judge Alito, In Fact, Is Somebody Who Is Contrary To Core American Values, Not Just Liberal Values." (ABC's "This Week," 1/29/06)

Q: "And My Question Then Is, Can You Filibuster On Judicial Philosophy Alone?"
SEN. JOE BIDEN (D-DE): "Absolutely." (ABC's "This Week," 11/6/05) Q: "Senator Kerry Wants A Filibuster. Do You Support The Senator's Filibuster?"
SEN. JOE BIDEN (D-DE): "If There Is Any Possibility Of Keeping The Judge Off The Bench, I Would Support That, because I don't think he should go on the bench, because of his vast, vast expansive view of the president's power." (CNN's "American Morning," 1/27/06)

SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV): "I Would Say That All The Options Are Open To Us. I Wouldn't Take It [The Filibuster] Off The Table For Sure." ("Selection Rekindles Sharp Debate On Filibuster," The Boston Globe, 11/1/05)

SEN. PAT LEAHY (D-VT): "Filibusters Of Judicial Nominees -- And, In Particular, Of Supreme Court Nominees -- Are Hardly Something New." (Sen. Leahy, "Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy On Nomination Of Samuel A. Alito, Jr., To Be An Associate Justice Of Supreme Court Of The United States," Press Release, 1/30/06)

SEN. JOHN KERRY (D-MA): "I Support A Filibuster Of Judge Alito's Nomination. Judge Alito's Confirmation Would Be An Ideological Coup On The Supreme Court." (Sen. Kerry, "Kerry Supports Filibuster Of Alito Nomination," Press Release, 1/26/06)

SEN. BARBARA BOXER (D-CA): "So Although We Knew The Votes Were Not There For The Filibuster Of Judge Alito, We Felt It Was Appropriate To Use That Historic Senate Debate Tool So The American People Would Know That We Were Willing To Pursue Even A Losing Effort Because The Stakes Are So High." (Sen. Boxer, Congressional Record, S.309, 1/30/06)

SEN. TOM HARKIN (D-IA): "I Believe Democrats Will Filibuster This Nominee On The Basis That He's Way Too Ideologically To The Right." ("Senate Democrats Pick Fight Over Iraq," The Baltimore Sun, 11/2/05)

SEN. RUSS FEINGOLD (D-WI): "I Think It's Perfectly Fine To Use A Filibuster If Somebody Is Clearly Unacceptable. That Is An Option We Have." (ABC News' "This Week," 11/27/05)

SEN. ROBERT BYRD (D-WV): "If There Is Good Reason To Filibuster An Individual, Why, Let A Senator Filibuster Him." (Sen. Byrd, Congressional Record, S.13433, 12/12/05)
 
SEN. CARL LEVIN (D-MI): "Because The Filibuster Has Been A Time-Honored And Accepted Part Of The Checks And Balances On The President's Appointment Powers, I Will Vote Against Cloture On This Nomination." (Sen. Levin, Congressional Record, S.301, 1/30/06)

 

Please make 17 phone calls today to each of the undecided Senate voters here, asking to oppose and filibuster all 7 of Obama's potential Supreme Court nominees, because all 7 are too far on the extreme left.

x Ben Nelson, D-NE 202-224-6551               y George Voinovich, R-OH 202-224-3353

x Bill Nelson, D-FL    202-224-5274              y Judd Gregg, R-NH 202-224-3324

x Kay Hagan, D-NC 202-224-6342               y Richard Lugar, R-IN  202-224-4814

x Mark Pryor, D-AR  202-224-2353                y Olympia Snowe, R-ME  202-224-5344

xz Blanche Lincoln, D-AR 202-224-4843      y Susan Collins, R-ME  202-224-2523

z Chris Dodd, D-CT  202-224-2823                xy Kit Bond, R-MO 202-224-5721

z Barbara Boxer, D-CA 202-224-3553              

z Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY 202-224-4451      z Michael Bennet, D-CO  202-224-5852   

z Roland Burris, D-IL 202-224-2854              z Byron Dorgan, D-ND 202-224-2551

(x = Lives in the South.     y = Voted for Sebelius.     z = Seat up for election in 2010.)