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Friday, January 4, 2013
CNS Rehashes Bogus Attacks on Judicial Nominee

A Jan. 3 article by Fred Lucas rehashes dubious attacks on judicial nominee Caitlin Halligan, who President Obama re-nominated to a federal appellate court after Congress failed to act on her original nomination.

Lucas cites "conservatives criticism [sic] over her anti-gun views," bu he fails to explain that in the cases Halligan worked on, she was acting as New York's solicitor general and not expressing her personal views, and he failed to report that Halligan has testified that she supports Second Amendment rights.

Lucas also cited Halligan's "legal argument that pro-life protesters were guilty of extortion," but again failed to explain that the amicus brief she filed was as New York solicitor general, not as a private attorney.

In fact, Lucas does not permit any defense whatsoever of Halligan to the attacks on her that he devoted nine of his article's 12 paragraphs to. That would seem to violate CNS' mission statement to "fairly present all legitimate sides of a story." 

Posted by Terry K. at 10:01 PM EST
Updated: Friday, January 4, 2013 10:04 PM EST

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