got tipped this one by the Rick Perry campaign: surprised that I didn’t see this before. Halligan is up for a judicial appointment to the US Circuit Court of Appeals for DC, and she’s… well, read:
Ms. Halligan’s confirmation has been vigorously opposed by the National Rifle Association, Gun Owners of America, and Committee for Justice. Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously rejected her confirmation earlier this year. In 2003, as Solicitor General of New York, Halligan attempted to hold gun manufacturers liable for criminal acts committed with handguns. She filed briefs in federal court arguing for the unconstitutionality of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which the National Rifle Association described as providing “essential protection…for the Second Amendment rights of honest Americans[.]”Halligan’s hostility to civil rights and life issues is in fact fairly well-documented; and the cloture vote is today. Call your Senator if you want him or her to stand tough on this one.
Halligan also filed an amicus brief in arguing that federal RICO laws should be used against pro-life groups. She repeatedly attempted to hijack the federal court system in order to impose her own political beliefs on the general public.