This Might Be Of Assistance To Judge Maldonado

US District Court Judge Nancy Maldonado of the Northern District of Illinois has been nominated by President Biden for a position as a judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. She has been a judge on the District Court since 2022. According to her judicial biography, she received her undergraduate degree from Harvard and her law degree from Columbia.

During her confirmation hearing yesterday, she was questioned about an amicus brief submitted by the Brady Center supporting a ban on “assault weapons” (sic) in Illinois. She was the attorney who had signed the brief. Signing a brief is a serious matter for any attorney. As TypeLaw points out, signing a brief attests to the fact that the attorney has read the brief and that the information contained in it is accurate and complete. Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure says that a lawyer signing a brief attests that the “factual contentions have evidentiary support.”

Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) comes across as folksy and non-threatening. Nonetheless, he is like a dog with a bone when he is questioning a witness or, in this case, the nominee Judge Maldonado. He pressed her on what she meant by assault weapon. It was a joy to watch.

To help out Judge Maldonado the next time she is asked, I present this recent video from Ian McCollum aka The Gun Jesus. It is a short video in which he defines exactly what is an “assault rifle”. Unlike the term “assault weapon” (sic) which was a made-up term by Josh Sugarman of the Violence Policy Center to scare suburban soccer moms, an assault rifle is an actual thing and an actual term.

5 thoughts on “This Might Be Of Assistance To Judge Maldonado”

  1. I watch the whole thing. It was a joy to behold! I only wished he had tried to pin her on why an AR rifle isn’t appropriate for legitimate self-defense purposes, but he ran out of time.

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