Obama judicial nominee questioned on abortion, religion
The battle between President Obama and Senate Republicans over the nation's federal judgeships moved from disputes over vacancies and filibusters Wednesday to more familiar topics: abortion, contraception, sex education and religious freedom.
Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee continued to accuse Obama of trying to "pack" the federal appeals court for the District of Columbia Circuit -- regarded as the nation's second most powerful court -- with liberals who would take his side in fights over executive powers.
But facing Nina Pillard, a Georgetown University law professor and a veteran of liberal causes including women's rights, the panel's conservatives also attacked her articles and speeches on some of the most controversial topics pending before the federal judiciary....
Wikipedia wrote: The No Religious Test Clause of the United States Constitution is found in Article VI, paragraph 3, and states that:
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.
If they were going to take note religion, they should have taken note of The Perils of Popery decades ago!