Remember "only the best people"?
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:56am

Yes, Trump is only going to have the best, most qualified people.

He has never tried a case, but Trump wants to make him judge for life
By Kristine Phillips Washington Post  November 12, 2017

WASHINGTON —Brett Talley, a 36-year-old lawyer whom President Trump nominated for a lifetime federal judgeship, has practiced law for only three years and has yet to try a case.

Before his nomination in September, he had been unequivocal about his political views. ‘‘Hillary Rotten Clinton might be the best Trumpism yet,’’ says a tweet from his account, which has since been made private. ‘‘A Call to Arms: It’s Time to Join the National Rifle Association’’ was the title of a blog post he wrote in January 2013, a month after a gunman in Newtown, Connecticut, killed 27 people before taking his own life.

Talley, who also writes horror novels on the side, moved a step closer to becoming a federal district judge in his home state of Alabama on Thursday. Voting along party lines, the Senate Judiciary Committee, on which Republicans outnumber Democrats, approved Talley’s nomination, which now goes to the Senate for a full vote.

Talley is the latest federal judicial nominee to draw scrutiny for what some say is his limited experience in practicing law and the level of partisanship he had shown on social media, on his political blog, and on several opinion pieces he had written for CNN. He has also received a ‘‘not qualified’’ rating from the American Bar Association, which vets federal judicial nominees.

The vote on Talley’s nomination comes as Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky continue to intensify efforts to place conservative jurists, some of whom are young, on the federal bench. As he stood next to McConnell during a news conference in October, Trump said the judicial nominations are the ‘‘untold’’ success stories of his presidency.

‘‘Nobody wants to talk about it. But when you think about it, Mitch and I were saying, that has consequences 40 years out, depending on the age of the judge, but 40 years out,’’ Trump said. ‘‘So numerous have been approved. Many, many are in the pipeline. The level of quality is extraordinary.’’

    • Who better to rewrite case lawPikes, Mon Nov 13 12:25pm
      than an inexperienced, untested, unqualified lawyer, appointed judge for life?
      • Mr. Talley seems to have a unique qualification which earned him the nomination: Trump Judicial Pick Did Not Disclose He Is Married to a White House Lawyer By MATT APUZZO and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT NOV.... more
        • Of course! Pikes, Tue Nov 14 2:00pm
          I wonder who whispered that name in his ear? Recall Boss Tweed?
          • But we got Fredo instead of Vito. And for some reason, Fredo thinks he is Sonny.
            • Spot on!Pikes, Tue Nov 14 3:51pm
              Some say, "he's not that dumb." Or "he's no dummy." Oh but he is. Rich? Yes. Smart? No. I firmly believe one reason he hid his tax returns is because he's not worthy anything near his claims.... more
              • Old and confused?Jeeves, Wed Nov 15 10:05am
                Another stranger than fiction tale from the Ochre One. President Trump Tweets About The Wrong Mass Shooting (excerpts) President Donald Trump tweeted about the wrong mass shooting late Tuesday after... more
                • Trump is the unsigned Hallmark presidentPikes, Wed Nov 15 4:33pm
                  When you run out of original thoughts and words, which requires empathy, intelligence, and integrity, use somebody else's. There he is! If you're going to politicize and advertise your expressions of ... more
      • Yes, and "that has consequences 40 years out"Jeeves, Mon Nov 13 3:53pm
        The evil that he does will live long after he is gone.
    • God help us all! (nm)PH💀💀EY, Mon Nov 13 10:19am