AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
March 15, 2012
Extremely BAD Judicial Nominee Vote Today!
Michael W. Fitzgerald has been nominated by President Obama to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Vote on this nomination will come before the full Senate today! Following are some reasons to oppose this nomination:
1.) Fitzgerald Is A Member of An Activist Group That Worked to Bar the Military ROTC From Harvard.
2.) Fitzgerald Opposed Proposition 8 — the Successful Amendment to the California Constitution to Protect Marriage.
3.) Fitzgerald Has a History of Using the Judiciary to Advance his Social Agenda. In 1990, Fitzgerald sued the FBI in a pro-bono case alleging that his client, an FBI special agent, had his security clearance revoked because he was a homosexual. Fitzgerald brought this case despite his client’s open admission that he lied during an FBI investigation. The FBI contended that Fitzgerald’s client had his security clearance revoked because of his admitted deception. Rather than focus on the issue of his client’s lies to federal investigators, Fitzgerald fought the FBI by painting their policies as imbued with “bigotry and ignorance.”
4.) Fitzgerald Is a Member of a Numerous Organizations That Use Sexual Opportunism to Advance Their Agenda. Fitzgerald is or was an active member in the following radical leftist homosexual advocacy groups: Stonewall Democratic Club, Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Harvard-Radcliffe Gay and Lesbian Caucus, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, and the “No on Proposition 8” campaign.
Confirming Fitzgerald would risk empowering him to expand the scope of non-discrimination laws to include sexual orientation and gender identity. Fitzgerald’s actions in Buttino v. F.B.I demonstrate his willingness to use judicial authority to advance his social agenda. Moreover, his willingness to brand policies that he disagrees with as imbued with “bigotry and ignorance” lends to the logical conclusion that he would continue to do so once confirmed to a federal judgeship.
Contact Senators Bob Casey, Jr. and Pat Toomey and ask them to vote ‘no’ on the confirmation of Michael Fitzgerald for U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. To contact Senator Casey call his Washington office at 866-802-2833 or (202) 224-6324 AND use the webform at www.casey.senate.gov/contact To contact Senator Toomey call his Washington office at (202) 224-4254 AND email using the form at http://www.toomey.senate.gov/?p=contact
Even though this is for a US District Judge in California, his decisions will have an impact here in PA and the rest of the country.