January 07, 2009

What kind of lawyers is Obama appointing?

Here is our new assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel. This woman is a constitutional law professor at my law school, also having taught courses like "Reproduction Rights and the Constitution" and "Seperation of Powers and Sexuality". Her extreme positions against holding terrorists at Guantanamo as well as promotion of abortion rights and gay marriage are not a secret. Her extreme kind of feminist and socialist ideology is enough to make Ruth Bader Ginsberg look like Margaret Thatcher.

She serves on the national board of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and as co-chair of the ACS Issue Group on Separation of Powers and Federalism.

Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington is full of many talented and accomplished professors, but the president elect has picked the most radical of them all. I do not find this surprising, but frankly saddening. If it wasn't apparent already, appointments like this one prove that Obama prefers to hear the liberal judicial activist view of the Constitution.