Brett J. Talley, President Trump’s nominee to be a federal judge in Alabama, has never tried a case, was unanimously rated “not qualified” by the American Bar Assn.’s judicial rating committee, has practiced law for only three years and, as a blogger last year, displayed a degree of partisanship unusual for a judicial nominee, denouncing “Hillary Rotten Clinton” and pledging support for the National Rifle Assn.

On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee, on a party-line vote, approved him for a lifetime appointment to the federal bench.

Talley is 36 years old. In his exceedingly brief legal career, he’s never tried a case or argued a motion. During his confirmation hearing, Talley conceded that he participated in a court hearing only once – as part of a team. He did, however, run a pro-NRA blog.

Senate GOP keeps endorsing Trump’s unqualified judicial nominees

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R. Neal's picture

Maybe Eddie Pridemore will

Maybe Eddie Pridemore will get a Supreme Court nomination.

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Trump judicial nominee didn’t disclose his wife is White House l

Brett J. Talley, Donald Trump’s nominee for a lifetime appointment as a federal judge, despite having only three years of experience practicing law, did not disclose that he is married to the chief of staff to the White House counsel.

Judicial nominee didn’t disclose wife is White House lawyer

jmcnair's picture

Who you gonna call?

"Trump judicial nominee wrote about paranormal activities: report"

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/360231-trump-judicial-nominee-wrote-about-paranormal-activities

Seems legit.

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NAACP Lawyer: Trump’s judicial picks “unqualified”

Trump is quietly picking white men as judges at the highest rate in 30 years. Sherrilyn Ifill thinks Trump is trying to “degrade the federal courts”

NAACP Lawyer: Trump’s judicial picks “unqualified”

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