- CHICAGO President Obama
has made a major mistake and put America's families at risk by selecting
David Ogden to become Deputy Attorney General, says Fidelis, a pro-family
- "David Ogden is a hired gun from Playboy and ACLU.
He can't run from his long record of opposing common sense laws protecting
families, women, and children. The United States Senate has a responsibility
to the American people to insure that Mr. Ogden's full record is fully
reviewed before any vote on his nomination" said Brian Burch, President
- "Ogden's record is nothing short of obscene. He
has represented Playboy Enterprises in multiple cases, Penthouse Magazine,
the ACLU, and the largest distributor of hard-core pornography videos.
He has opposed filters on library computers protecting children from Internet
smut, and successfully defended the right of pornographers to produce material
with underage children."
- "David Ogden has collected checks from Playboy and
Penthouse to fight any attempts to establish filters on federally-funded
public libraries. Ogden even sued the federal government in an attempt
to publish Braille versions of Playboy magazine at taxpayer expense,
of course," said Burch.
- As a lawyer in private practice, Ogden has argued for
an unlimited abortion license, gays in the military, and has urged courts
to treat traditional definitions of marriage as a social prejudice.
- "A vast majority of Americans support parental notification
before a minor's abortion and protecting kids from Internet pornography
in our libraries," continued Burch. "Yet David Ogden has fought
tooth and nail against these common sense laws protecting our children
from harm. At a time when America's families are under increasing assault,
Mr. Ogden is a dangerous choice for a position whose responsibilities include
the enforcement of our nation's laws. "
- Research Brief on David W. Ogden, nominee for Deputy