Obama's very first choice in the Judicial Branch should raise an eyebrow or two.
7th Circuit nominee David Hamilton, a liberal from Indiana, recently rendered a judgment that disallows prayers to Jesus in official proceedings but allows prayers to Allah.
Seventh Circuit Nominee David Hamilton: “Allah” Yes, “Jesus” No [Ed Whelan]
One peculiar aspect of Hamilton’s ruling is how he drew the line between “sectarian” and “non-sectarian” prayers. On the one hand, Hamilton made clear that prayers that “use Christ’s name or title” are sectarian [disallowed]. On the other hand, he ruled (on a post-judgment motion) that it is presumptively not sectarian [allowed] for a Muslim imam to offer a prayer to “Allah”