Home School Legal Defense Association

J. Michael Smith, Esq.

Michael P. Farris, Esq.

Ogden Confirmed as U.S. Deputy Attorney General

Federal Relations Department
March 17, 2009

On March 12, 2009, David Ogden was confirmed by a 65-28 vote in the U.S. Senate to be the U.S. deputy attorney general. President Obama nominated him to this position, and the Senate Judiciary Committee had previously voted 14-5 to send his nomination to the full Senate for confirmation.

We thank our members and friends who called their senators to oppose Ogden’s nomination. HSLDA opposed Ogden’s nomination due to his demonstrated hostility toward parental rights and family values, and his belief that the rules found in the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child are already binding on the United States, even though the U.S. Senate has never ratified the treaty. We will continue to lobby against the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child and will notify you when action is needed to oppose this treaty.

We encourage you to send a thank-you letter or email to your senator if he or she opposed Ogden’s nomination. You may find who your two U.S. senators are by using our online Legislative Toolbox. To view a roll call of the Senate vote on Ogden’s nomination and see how your senators voted, please visit the Senate website.