Imagine appointing a judge who never tried a case, argued in a Court of Law and has little or no experience practicing law. Imagine this person serving a life time appointment on the bench.
Can anyone say "conservative activist judge?"
Some people may think it is a good idea, others may not. However, this nominee is someone you should pay attention to:
Brett J. Talley, President Donald Trump's nominee to be a federal judge in Alabama, has never tried a case, was unanimously rated "not qualified" by the American Bar Association'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 Association...
"He's practiced law for less than three years and never argued a motion, let alone brought a case. This is the least amount of experience I've seen in a judicial nominee," said Kristine Lucius, executive vice president of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights.
Last month, when the Judiciary Committee held a hearing on several other nominations, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) asked Talley about his fervent advocacy of gun rights. In a blog post titled a "Call to Arms," he wrote that "the President and his democratic allies in Congress are about to launch the greatest attack on our constitutional freedoms in our lifetime," referring to Obama's proposal for background checks and limits on rapid-fire weapons following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
"The object of that war is to make guns illegal, in all forms," Talley wrote. The NRA "stands for all of us now, and I pray that in the coming battle for our rights, they will be victorious," he added.
A month later, he reprinted a "thoughtful response" from a reader who wrote: "We will have to resort to arms when our other rights - of speech, press, assembly, representative government - fail to yield the desired results." To that, he wrote: "I agree completely with this."
When pressed, he told the senators he was "trying to generate discussion. I wanted people to be able to use my blog to discuss issues, to come together and find common ground."
In a follow-up written question, Feinstein asked him how many times he had appeared in a federal district court.
"To my recollection, during my time as Alabama's deputy solicitor general, I participated as part of the legal team in one hearing in federal district court in the Middle District of Alabama," he replied. As reported by The Los Angeles Times
The lack of experience, the hard political views, and the biased way in which he views the world demonstrate that what Trump wanted is a "conservative activist judge." With the Senate committee voting to recommend confirmation Trump, and American, is getting a highly inexperienced conservative activist judge.