SCP opposes nomination of Judge Chatigny to U.S. Court of Appeals, lenient on sex offenders

Stop Child Predators recently draft a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee opposing the nomination of Judge Chatigny to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. You can find the full text of the letter here.

Judge Chatigny's nomination is highly contested, and with good reason. His record regarding sex offenders in particular is abysmal; he consistently levies sentences below the federal minimum. Judge Chatigny is particularly lenient in cases involving child pornography, and seems not to grasp the full weight of the trauma this kind of victimization inflicts on a child. In perhaps the most bizarre example of judicial misconduct, he fought to prevent a convicted rapist and murderer from being executed. He used his position to intimidate the defense attorney, demanding that the attorney pursue further appeals on behalf of the offender who did not actually ask for another appeal.

Join us in fighting against Judge Chatigny's nomination. Call your congressman today at (202) 224-3121 and insist they join us in protecting children by rejecting Judge Chatigny.