An update to criticism of President Trump’s terrible judicial appointments: Even Trump’s team realized what a poor choice Alabama lawyer Brett Talley was
Talley had been rated “unanimously unqualified” for the post by the American Bar Association this year after an evaluation that questioned his experience. Talley had never argued a case, or even a motion, in federal court, he testified.
Even after Talley’s nomination advanced through the Senate Judiciary Committee on an 11-to-9 party-line vote, media reports and good government groups cast doubt on his credentials for the spot on the U.S. District Court in Alabama, along with raising questions about his alleged failures to disclose blog posts and his wife’s work in the Trump White House.
I guess the blogging — including his “Why not me?” response to a news report on a 20-year-old babysitter having sex with her 14-year-old charge — helped do him in. Absent that, Senate Judiciary Republicans apparently saw no problem with handing over a federal judgeship to someone who’d never stepped foot in a federal court.