Patrick Trueman, former chief of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of the Justice Department, spoke with CitizenLink about the president's choice for deputy attorney general. Here is how he described the choice:More here from law.com...
David Ogden is someone who has represented the pornography industry, representing, for example, Playboy, Penthouse. He’s been involved with some of the most prominent pornography cases, including the challenge to the Children’s Internet Protection Act, which keeps pornography out of public libraries and public schools that receive federal dollars. He thought that was restrictive on adults.
David Ogden filed a brief in the notorious Knox v. U.S. case in the United States Supreme Court supporting Knox, who was a child pornographer. This created a firestorm in the Clinton administration because Janet Reno wanted the Supreme Court to throw out the conviction, and President Clinton publicly rebuked Janet Reno for her weak position on child pornography. And she changed her position in the case, but David Ogden didn’t. He has also represented the largest mail-order pornographer in the country, PHE; that’s out of North Carolina. Phil Harvey is the president of that company.
He’s also someone who, on other family issues like abortion, has been on the side of Planned Parenthood, filing a brief in support of their position in Casey v. Planned Parenthood in the United States Supreme Court. This was the case that almost overturned Roe v. Wade, but Justice Kennedy switched his position. And this had a variety of positions in it: parental notification, spousal notification, etc.
He supported homosexuality in the case of Lawrence v. Texas (the 2003 case that overturned state sodomy law).
He’s everything the pro-family movement has fought against, yet as deputy attorney general, he will be the chief executive officer of the U.S. Department of Justice. Certainly, he reflects President Obama on Obama’s positions on pornography, homosexuality and abortion. We can see this from the nomination. And I believe David Ogden is being groomed for a position on the United States Supreme Court, with this appointment to a high office.
H/T Scott Wilder Show on 100.7FM The Word Christian Talk Radio