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    06 Oct '18 03:29
    https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/10/trump-judicial-nominees-republicans-287911
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    @kquinn909 said
    https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/10/trump-judicial-nominees-republicans-287911
    So the coup is in full swing.

    Tell us something we didn't know.
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    @kquinn909 said
    https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/10/trump-judicial-nominees-republicans-287911
    So Trump and the Republicans have pushed through a few unqualified judges. Though Talley was too much in the end even for them. From your article:

    The 36-year-old Talley has come under fire for having never tried a case and not disclosing that he is married to the chief of staff to White House counsel Don McGahn.

    Talley eventually withdrew his name from consideration but got a cushy job with DOJ:

    On December 12, Grassley said that he had advised the Trump White House to "reconsider" the nominations of Talley and Jeff Mateer: "I would advise the White House not to proceed."[16] A spokesperson for Grassley said that the Senator "has been concerned about statements made by nominees Mateer and Talley, and he’s conveyed those concerns to the White House. Revelations of Talley’s statements surfaced only after he was reported out of the Judiciary Committee."[17] BuzzFeed News reported that Talley had offered to withdraw the previous week and that Alabama Senator Richard Shelby had asked Talley for his letter of withdrawal.[16] On December 13 the White House confirmed that Talley and Mateer's nominations would not proceed.[17][18]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brett_Talley

    Talley had only been practicing law for three years when Trump nominated him for a Federal judgeship.


    Funny thing is that both Brett Kavanaugh and Lindsey Graham made mention of the ABA's rating of "well qualified" for Kavanaugh at last Thursday's hearing (Graham called the ABA's rating the "gold standard" in fact). Apparently it only became a hack, liberal organization AFTER it issued a statement urging a full investigation of the allegations against Kavanaugh before a final confirmation vote by the US Senate.
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    @no1marauder said
    So Trump and the Republicans have pushed through a few unqualified judges. Though Talley was too much in the end even for them. From your article:

    The 36-year-old Talley has come under fire for having never tried a case and not disclosing that he is married to the chief of staff to White House counsel Don McGahn.

    Talley eventually withdrew his name from consideratio ...[text shortened]... nvestigation of the allegations against Kavanaugh before a final confirmation vote by the US Senate.
    it became a hack when it became involved in a political process.
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    @mott-the-hoople said
    it became a hack when it became involved in a political process.
    The ABA has been rating federal judicial nominees since the 1950s. Right wingers only have a problem with their ratings when they don't rubber stamp conservative ones ( otherwise they're "the gold standard" ).
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