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    Trump judge nominee, 36, who has never tried a case, wins approval of Senate panel

    Who you know can be more important than what you know.

    http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-n...110-story.html

    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 does have some other qualifications, some traditional, others less so. He grew up in Alabama and earned degrees from the University of Alabama and Harvard Law School. He clerked for two federal judges and worked as a speech writer on the presidential campaign of Mitt Romney. And, like many people who eventually became federal judges, he became the protege of someone who became a senator.

    In Talley’s case, the mentor was Republican Sen. Luther Strange, the former Alabama state attorney general who was appointed to the Senate in January to replace Jeff Sessions, who left the Senate to become U.S. attorney general. Talley worked for Strange as a deputy.

    Typically, senators play the lead role in recommending nominees for the federal district judgeships in their state. Talley also had something of an inside track. This year, when Sessions moved to the attorney general’s post, Talley took a job in the Justice Department’s office that selects judicial nominees.
    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.
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    Angry Alligators

    What the pundits get wrong about Luther Strange

    By Brett J. Talley

    For the last two years, it was my honor to work for Luther Strange at the Office of the Alabama Attorney General. I do not use the word "honor" lightly. Under his leadership, the Office of the Attorney General was dedicated to the rule of law, to ensuring that the people of Alabama were protected from those who would do them harm, and to bringing to justice those officials who betrayed the public trust. In that last endeavor particularly, General Strange made many enemies.

    When you drain a swamp, the alligators get angry.

    http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/...wrong_abo.html
    He's a strange Republican endorsed by Trump, isn't that enough?
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    The thing about Brett Talley is that he has a deep love for the Greatness of America©

    And a deep hatred for the swamp.
    1. Don't lie.
    2. Don't cheat.
    3. Don't steal.
    4. Don't kill.
    5. Don't commit adultery.
    6. Don't covet what your neighbor has, especially his wife.
    7. Honor your father and mother.
    8. Remember the Sabbath and keep it Holy.
    9. Don’t use your Higher Power's name in vain, or anyone else's.
    10. Do unto others as you would have them do to you.

    "For the love of money is the root of all evil..." -- I Timothy 6:10, KJV

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesiv1 View Post
    And a deep hatred for the swamp.
    He can't hate the swamp; he is the swamp.
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    Trump hasn't even been in 6 months, you can't call him a boondoggle President unless he has overseen a military boondoggle for at least a year or two.


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    I don't care so much about the whole "never tried a case" thing as much as him being a swamp creature. I'd be impressed if they picked a random tradesman or non govt leach for the job and gave him/her a lifetime appointment. Now THAT could potentially cause some fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCount View Post
    He can't hate the swamp; he is the swamp.
    No, that is where you are mistaken.

    If Trump picked him, then the fact that he *appears* to be part of the swamp is a double-reverse psyop. The double-reverse part is that he will actually help the DJ drain the swamp and Make America Great Again©
    1. Don't lie.
    2. Don't cheat.
    3. Don't steal.
    4. Don't kill.
    5. Don't commit adultery.
    6. Don't covet what your neighbor has, especially his wife.
    7. Honor your father and mother.
    8. Remember the Sabbath and keep it Holy.
    9. Don’t use your Higher Power's name in vain, or anyone else's.
    10. Do unto others as you would have them do to you.

    "For the love of money is the root of all evil..." -- I Timothy 6:10, KJV

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    The ABA is liberal, everyone knows this, right?

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    Supreme Court Justices Without Prior Judicial Experience Before Becoming Justices


    1. William Rehnquist Asst. U.S. Attorney General 1972-2005 Nixon (Assoc., 1972),
    Reagan (Chief, 1986)

    2. Lewis Powell President of the American Bar Ass'n,
    Private Practice 1972-1987 Nixon

    3. Abe Fortas Private Practice 1965-1969 Johnson

    4. Byron White Deputy U.S. Attorney General 1962-1993 Kennedy

    5. Arthur Goldberg U.S. Secretary of Labor 1962-1965 Kennedy

    6. Earl Warren Governor of California 1953-1969 Eisenhower

    7. Tom Clark U.S. Attorney General 1949-1967 Truman

    8. Harold Burton U.S. Senator 1945-1958 Truman

    9. Robert Jackson U.S. Attorney General 1941-1954 F. Roosevelt

    10. James Francis Byrnes U.S. Senator 1941-1942 F. Roosevelt

    11. William O. Douglas Chairman of the S.E.C. 1939-1975 F. Roosevelt

    12. Felix Frankfurter Asst. U.S. Attorney, Asst. Secretary of War,
    Prof. of Law at Harvard 1939-1962 F. Roosevelt

    13. Stanley Forman Reed U.S. Solicitor General 1938-1957 F. Roosevelt

    14. Owen Josephus Roberts Special Counsel in "Teapot Dome" investigation and trials 1930-1945 Hoover

    15. Harlan Fiske Stone U.S. Attorney General 1925-1946 Coolidge (Assoc., 1925),
    F. Roosevelt (Chief, 1941)

    16. Pierce Butler County Attorney, Private Practice 1923-1939 Harding

    17. George Sutherland U.S. Senator 1922-1938 Harding

    18. Louis Brandeis Private Practice 1916-1939 Wilson

    19. James Clark McReynolds U.S. Attorney General 1914-1941 Wilson
    20. Charles Evans Hughes Governor of New York,

    U.S. Secretary of State 1910-1916,
    1930-1941 Taft (Assoc., 1910),
    Hoover (Chief, 1930)

    21. William Henry Moody U.S. Attorney General 1906-1910 T. Roosevelt
    22. George Shiras, Jr Private Practice 1892-1903 Harrison

    23. Melville Fuller Private Practice 1888-1910 Cleveland

    24. Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar U.S. Secretary of the Interior, U.S. Senator 1888-1893 Cleveland

    25. Joseph Philo Bradley Private Practice 1870-1892 Grant

    26. Salmon P. Chase U.S. Treasury Secretary 1864-1873 Lincoln

    27. Samuel Freeman Miller Private Practice 1862-1890 Lincoln

    28. Noah Haynes Swayne U.S. Attorney for Ohio, Ohio Legislator 1862-1881 Lincoln

    29. Nathan Clifford Maine & U.S. Attorney General 1858-1881 Buchanan

    30. John Archibald Campbell Alabama Legislator 1853-1861 Pierce

    31. Benjamin Robbins Curtis Massachusetts Legislator 1851-1857 Fillmore
    32. John McKinley U.S. Senator 1838-1852 Van Buren

    33. Roger Brooke Taney Maryland & U.S. Attorney General,
    U.S. Treasury Secretary 1836-1864 Jackson

    34. Henry Baldwin U.S. Congressman 1830-1844 Jackson

    35. Joseph Story Speaker of Mass. House of Reps., U.S. Congressman 1812-1845 Madison

    36. John Marshall U.S. Secretary of State 1801-1835 Adams

    37. Bushrod Washington Virginia House of Delegates,
    Reporter for Virginia Court of Appeals 1799-1829 Adams

    38. William Paterson Governor of New Jersey 1793-1806 Washington

    39. John Jay President of the Continental Congress,
    U.S. Secretary of Foreign Affairs 1789-1795 Washington

    40. John Rutledge Governor of South Carolina 1789-1791, 1795 Washington


    http://supreme.findlaw.com/supreme_c...opriorexp.html
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    ...I believe that when the government is capable of doing a thing, it will.
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    When Your Judge Isn't A Lawyer



    When Your Judge Isn't A Lawyer



    Excerpts:

    Do you want to be a massage therapist in Helena, Montana? You’ll need 500 hours of study to receive your license first.

    What about a barber at a shop in Billings? Get ready to spend 1,500 hours practicing your craft.

    How about one of state’s justices of the peace, with the power to send defendants to jail for up to six months? You’re in luck—only a four-day certification course is necessary.

    No law degree is required, either...

    ***

    But Montana and seven other states—Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New York, Texas, South Carolina, and Wyoming—allow non-lawyer judges to hand down jail sentences for misdemeanors without the right to a new trial before a lawyer-judge.

    ***

    Lonnie North, the defendant, challenged the jail sentence he received from Judge C.B. Russell, a coal miner with no legal education.


    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics...lawyer/515568/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Who you know can be more important than what you know.
    Or maybe what you know is more important than judicial experience.

    He grew up in Alabama and earned degrees from the University of Alabama and Harvard Law School.
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    how is this different from a jury with no legal experience? Answer: Its not.
    I just want objectivity on this forum and will point out flawed sources or points of view at my leisure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCarolinaLiberty View Post
    When Your Judge Isn't A Lawyer
    I wish we had many more of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parocks View Post
    The ABA is liberal, everyone knows this, right?
    It is filled with sharks piranhas thieves lawyers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesiv1 View Post
    No, that is where you are mistaken.

    If Trump picked him, then the fact that he *appears* to be part of the swamp is a double-reverse psyop. The double-reverse part is that he will actually help the DJ drain the swamp and Make America Great Again©
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