Senate Democrats Hold Midnight Vote To Confirm Radical Left-Wing Judge Using New Anti-Filibuster Rules…
Via Weekly Standard:
Senate Democrats have taken advantage of the nuclear option to confirm one of President Obama’s most extreme judicial nominees.
All fifty-five Democratic senators and one Republican voted Wednesday night to cut off debate on the nomination of Cornelia Pillard to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. And at 12:52 a.m. on Thursday, 51 senators, all Democrats, voted to confirm Pillard to the country’s second most important court.
Pillard revealed her extreme hostility to religious liberty in 2011 remarks on the case Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church v. EEOC, which had not yet been decided by the Supreme Court and involved the right of the Lutheran Church to determine who qualified as a Lutheran minister.
“The Lutheran Church’s position here is a substantial threat to the American rule of law,” Pillard said at a press conference. “It would effectively empower any religion to create its own autonomous Vatican City- style regime for employment- law purposes, a sovereign unto itself over which the federal courts lack civil rights jurisdiction.”