There is NO distinction between the First Amendment
and the Second.
One enforces, and reinforces the other. Either direction.
From Weasel Zippers:
Here is video from Sean Hannity tonight who reported that President Obama is trying to appoint a man to the bench as a Federal Judge on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, who has been sympathetic toward a serial killer. Michael Ross was “the most notorious serial killer in the state of Connecticut.” Between 1981 and 1984 he raped and murdered eight young women. Ross was sentenced to death by a Connecticut jury in 1987.
But Judge Robert Chatigny went out of his way to keep the execution from taking place. In fact, GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions says he has never seen a judge go so far in preventing a sentence from being carried out. Obama has nominated Chatigny to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. Chatigny outrageously said Ross suffered from “sexual sadism,” and that it should have been a “mitigating factor” in considering Ross’s situation. He has even said Ross should possibly have not been convicted because of it.
In hearings it came out that Chatigny even exchanged letters with Ross before the case came to him. In hearings, Chatigny said he never disclosed his personal involvement with Ross because he forgot about it! Huh? How could anyone forget they exchanged letters with a serial killer? Chatigny actually stayed Ross’s execution just two hours before it was to be carried out, putting the victims’ families through torment. His stay was later overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, and Ross was executed in 2005.
Incredibly, Obama has nominated this man to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have advanced his nomination now to the full Senate.
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