In June, Graham voted against the Hamilton nomination in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Late yesterday, Graham voted against bringing the nomination to a final Senate vote. The motion passed by a vote of 70-29.
Judge Hamilton has likened the judicial decision-making process to the constitutional amendment process. Hamilton said, "part of our job here as judges is to write a series of footnotes to the Constitution."
"I have tried to be fair to President Obama when it comes to judicial selections. Unfortunately, I find Judge Hamilton's decision-making process to be so far removed from the mainstream that he should be denied promotion to the Court of Appeals."
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