Orrin Hatch voted to confirm Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court. Ginsburg is considered one of the most liberal justices in the history of the U.S. Supreme Court.
From the LA Times, "'Ginsburg wasn't anywhere near the mainstream,' said Edward Whelan, who in 1993 was an aide to Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) and is now president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington. She 'had a record of extremist constitutional and policy views that placed her on the far left fringe of American society,' Whelan said. 'Sen. Hatch and other Republicans voted to confirm her because they believed the president was entitled to considerable deference in selecting a Supreme Court justice.'" (emphasis added)
Senator Hatch voted in favor of the confirmation of Cass R. Sunstein as Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (in short “Regulatory Czar”).
Cass Sunstein believes “we should ban hunting” and that animals have the right to sue in court. He also has quite a perverted view of the constitution (see his book Radicals in Robes, especially chapter 9 – “Guns, God, and More”) and is an expert in using existing laws to tweak regulations until his vision for America is accomplished (see Sunstein’s book Nudge).
Senator Hatch voted to confirm Stephen G. Breyer to the U.S. Supreme Court. Breyer believes the Boy Scouts should be required to accept gay scoutmasters and the founding fathers would have allowed gun control. Breyer also has consistently voted in favor of Roe v. Wade and abortion.
According to Hatch's memoir "Square Peg", the Senator was the one who recommended Breyer and Ginsburg to then president Bill Clinton. He states in his book, "I asked whether he had considered Judge Stephen Breyer of the First Circuit Court of Appeals or Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals."
Senator Hatch voted to confirm Timothy Geithner to the position of Secretary of the Treasury.
Geithner failed to pay $35,000 in taxes from 2001-2004. He payed some of that after a 2006 audit but didn't pay the rest until he was picked to serve as Treasury Secretary. Said Hatch of Geithner's failure to pay taxes, "People make mistakes and commit oversights. Even the most intelligent and gifted - two adjectives that certainly apply to Mr. Geithner - make errors in their financial dealings."