Senate panel OKs Obama 7th Circuit nominee Hamilton

Baptist Press:

“The committee voted 12-7 for David Hamilton’s nomination to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, with all Democratic members in favor and all Republican members in opposition . . .

Hamilton . . . struck down in 2002 an Indiana law that required a woman to receive in-person counseling 18 hours before undergoing an abortion . . . The Seventh Circuit also reversed a 2005 opinion by Hamilton in which he ruled prayers in the Indiana legislature could not use ‘Christ’s name or title or any other denominational appeal.’”