While the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts are preparing to go head-to-head in Super Bowl XLIV at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, U.S. justices and even our president are squaring off in arenas of jurisprudence from sea to shining sea.
Here are just a few recent examples:
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito shook his head in dismay and mouthed the words "not true" when President Barack Obama rebutted the entire Supreme Court in the justices' presence and before the whole nation during his State of the Union speech. The president alleged that the court "reversed a century of law ... (to) open the floodgates for special interests -- including foreign corporations -- to spend without limit in our elections" (when, in fact, there are at least three accounts in the 183-page ruling that forbid its application to foreign nationals, groups or corporations).
President Obama renominated pro-abortion activist and former NARAL attorney Dawn Johnsen to head the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel. Johnsen has come under fire for calling women "fetal containers," labeling pregnant women "losers in the contraceptive lottery" and comparing pregnancy to slavery and pro-lifers to the Ku Klux Klan.
Outside of fighting for the appointments and elections of true constitutional conservatives, we need to voice our opposition to the White House and our representatives regarding the appointments of liberal justices, such as David Hamilton, who was confirmed in November as a federal judge to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Hamilton is radically pro-abortion and spent years working with and for the ACLU and ACORN. According to the Jan. 16 edition of World magazine, "Hamilton ruled against Christian prayers in the Indiana legislature, ruled against a menorah in a municipal building's holiday display, and overturned a law requiring a woman to get counseling twice before she got an abortion."
Out of 858 appellate and district court judgeships, there are presently 97 vacancies (11 percent). President Obama has made 26 nominations so far, with 10 being confirmed by the Senate.