Regent Alum and ADF Attorney Gary McCaleb reviews DOJ nominees

When Gary McCaleb sat in the second row in class at Regent Law a decade ago I’m sure he never dreamed he’d be in a position to comment on DOJ nominees today. Yet, his analysis of the politics behind current nominees is very compelling, and indicative of the impact such appointments could have on further family breakdown in the United States. Read the full article below.

http://www.alliancedefensefund.org/news/story.aspx? cid=4829 ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND NEWS RELEASE February 17, 2009 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT ADF MEDIA RELATIONS: (480) 444-0020 or www. telladf. org/pressroom ADF urges Senate Judiciary Committee to reject Administration’s DOJ nominees ADF attorneys: President’s four most recent Dept. of Justice nominees will undermine constitutional law in our courts

WASHINGTON — The Alliance Defense Fund submitted a legal memorandum to the U. S. Senate Judiciary Committee Friday urging it to reject President Obama’s most recent nominees for top-level positions in the U. S. Department of Justice: David Ogden, Elena Kagan, Dawn Johnsen, and Thomas Perrelli. The memo contends that the nominees’ far-left ideology, established through their legal careers, would gravely jeopardize the proper interpretation and application of the U. S. Constitution. “We strongly urge the Senate Judiciary Committee to refrain from appointing David Ogden, Elena Kagan, Dawn Johnsen, and Thomas Perrelli to the Department of Justice, as they have each demonstrated throughout their careers a flawed understanding of the Constitution,” said ADF Senior Counsel Gary McCaleb. “Their legal philosophies depart from mainstream views, their professional careers reflect a far-left ideology, and their involvement in the DOJ could jeopardize the proper enforcement of federal law and the development of constitutional doctrines.” ADF attorneys included in the memo the track records of the four nominees, including Ogden’s staunch advocacy of sexually oriented businesses and abortion , and Kagan’s open hostility towards the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. The policy is favored by a majority of Americans, including a majority of military servicemen and women. Also addressed in the memo is the extreme position on abortion taken by Johnsen, the former legal director for the National Abortion Rights Action League (currently NARAL Pro-Choice America), an organization that has publicly condemned the federal law banning partial-birth abortions. ADF attorneys also consider Perrelli unqualified for a position on the DOJ. Perrelli was a major opponent to the fight for the sanctity of human life, having represented Terri Schiavo’s husband in alliance with the American Civil Liberties Union to deprive the Florida woman of food and water–and ultimately of her life.

* ADF memorandum sent to U. S. Senate Judiciary Committee ADF is a legal alliance of Christian attorneys and like-minded organizations defending the right of people to freely live out their faith. Launched in 1994, ADF employs a unique combination of strategy, training, funding, and litigation to protect and preserve religious liberty, the sanctity of life, marriage, and the family. www. telladf. org

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