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Latest nominee is up to date on taxes but kinda creepy....

David Ogden, President Obama's pick for deputy attorney general, seems to have his priorities a little screwed up!

He once filed a brief on behalf of a group of library directors arguing against the Children's Internet Protection Act. The act ordered libraries and schools receiving funding for the Internet to restrict access to obscene sites. But Ogden's brief argued that the act impaired the ability of librarians to do their jobs. He called it "unconstitutional," though the Supreme Court later disagreed with him and upheld the act.

And he argued, on behalf of several media groups, against a child pornography law that required publishers of all kinds to verify and document the age of their models (which would ensure the models are at least 18). The provisions were struck down.

Do we really want THIS guy in this position? no. Do you think it will happen any way? probably. What about you?

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momof030404

Asked by momof030404 at 10:56 PM on Feb. 4, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/02/04/talk-stimulus-obamas-justice-nominee-used-represent-playboy/
    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 10:56 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • oh this guy creeps me out
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:58 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • I'll have to look into him first before I draw any conclusion.
    SylviaNCali

    Answer by SylviaNCali at 11:05 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • Idk much about this yet, but yeah he seems kind of creepy weird.

    anime_mom619

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 11:44 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • Good grief what in the world..........ugh you know what i'm just in awe this is getting pretty old.

    poor judgement? sheesh from the get go
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 12:08 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • yeah, well now you know some of the reasons I didn't vote for Obama.. poor judgment.
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 1:27 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • As a librarian, I can say that Ogden's stance is the same stance that the American Library Association takes on CIPA. Perhaps if you took the time to read the entire act, rather than relying on what you hear on the news, you would understand why it's not such a good thing. Get the fact, honey.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:13 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • I think someone is trying to get a connection for the next Midsummer's Ball at the Playboy mansion. Nothing like having good connections.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:17 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • The fact, HONEY, is that i don't think those sites should be available in a public library. To ANYONE, but especially children. How the hell does it affect the way to do your job to block these sites! WHY would someone need to look at these sites in a public place!!!!

    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 10:02 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

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