ONE ON OBAMA'S SHORT LIST THAT WOULD DESTROY THE CONSTITUTION
Just as Senate Republicans are
warning President Obama that they will vehemently oppose any
candidate he nominates to the Supreme Court who is deemed "too
liberal," the White House is
confirming the addition of another candidate to the president's
short list: former Georgia Supreme
Court chief justice Leah Ward Sears.
Sears, the first female African-American chief justice in U.S. history, joined the state's supreme court in 1992 and stepped down last year. She currently practices law privately at Schiff Hardin.
It's rumored that Sears was on the president's short list last year, however her well-known ideological leanings should give Republicans pause if her name comes up as Obama's nominee. Sears is a member of the left-leaning American Constitution Society--a small organization of liberal progressives specifically founded to combat conservative judicial philosophy and funded by large contributions from groups like the Streisand Foundation (Babs' baby) and the Open Society Institute (George Soros' baby).The group's Mission Statement states that “[i]n recent years, an activist conservative legal movement has gained influence—eroding [the] enduring values” of “individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, access to justice, democracy and the rule of law.” While condemning what it calls “judicial activism” by conservative judges,
ACS encourages judicial activism by the left. These progressive strongly
believe in "evolving" the original principles of America's founding
through a "living" Constitution. These views used to be
controversial, but Obama is increasingly bringing them into the
The ACS was little-known before Barack Obama became president. Since taking office, Obama has recruited a number of ACS members to fill various political appointments:
We believe that the Constitution of the United States speaks for itself. There is no need to rewrite, change or reinterpret it to suit the fancies of special interest groups or protected classes.