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Chatigny’s nomination should be withdrawn

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The following commentary was published in the June 7, 2010 edition of The Washington Times

Ever wonder how those terrible judges who sentence sex offenders and child pornographers to only the minimum punishments keep their jobs? The U.S. Senate is considering one such judge now, and unless America wakes up, he is about to get a big promotion.

Our president, Barack Obama, has decided that a man who actively empathizes with serial killers and rapists, sex offenders and child pornographers should be given a promotion to a lifetime job. Robert Chatigny, a U.S. District judge in Connecticut, has been nominated by Mr. Obama to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, a bench position that has led other judges right up the U.S. Supreme Court.

Judge Chatigny is a disgrace to the legal profession and an example of one of the worst nominations Mr. Obama has put forth. More…