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Thu Oct 24, 2019, 03:57 PM

Senate confirms Louisville's Justin Walker as federal judge despite unqualified rating

Source: LOUISVILLE COURIER JOURNAL

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Walker's nomination was controversial, especially because the American Bar Association deemed him unqualified to be a federal judge.

The ABA's Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, which has spent decades evaluating candidates for these posts, cited Walker's lack of "any significant trial experience" among its concerns about his qualifications.

Republicans still backed Walker's nomination, though.

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, in particular, has advocated strongly for this nominee from his home state, previously praising him as "a prominent legal scholar" who will make "an outstanding federal judge."

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Read more: https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/2019/10/24/senate-confirms-justin-walker-federal-judge-kentucky/4082958002/



Lifetime appointment.

He has never tried a case. He is hostile to health care access.

This is outrageous.

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Reply Senate confirms Louisville's Justin Walker as federal judge despite unqualified rating (Original post)
redqueen Oct 24 OP
dem4decades Oct 24 #1
nykym Oct 24 #2
redqueen Oct 24 #3
keithbvadu2 Oct 24 #4
riversedge Oct 24 #5
dchill Oct 24 #6
sakabatou Oct 24 #7
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 24 #8
rickyhall Oct 24 #9
Polybius Oct 24 #10

Response to redqueen (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 03:59 PM

1. This country is fucked for a long time. All because of stolen elections.

And the Pukes did it.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 04:00 PM

2. When we get the White House back we need

to amend the selection process so that when the American Bar Association deems a candidate as unqualified to be a federal judge. it carries more weight.
Like No you cannot nominate that person.

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Response to nykym (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 04:03 PM

3. How is that not already a thing? nt

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 04:09 PM

4. He is politically qualified.

He is politically qualified.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 04:32 PM

5. OMG!!.. he has argued that the FBI should not be independent of the president,'"

he says OK for FBI to be at the bidding of a President. whow.





https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/2019/10/17/senate-committee-oks-trumps-kentucky-judicial-nominee-justin-walker/4008176002/

......."He has opposed the ability of federal agencies to adopt critical health and safety protections for workers and the environment, and he has argued that the FBI should not be independent of the president,’” she said Thursday.

U.S. Sen. Michael Lee, a Utah Republican, vouched for Walker — who previously clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Anthony Kennedy — during Thursday's committee hearing.

Trial experience isn’t unimportant, Lee said, but the Judiciary Committee has advanced nominees in the past who had less experience with trials than they did with other aspects of litigation, such as with making dispositive motions that seek to advance or resolve a case without further trial proceedings.

He indicated that Walker falls into that category of nominee.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 04:36 PM

6. Not surprised. They all agree with him.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 05:17 PM

7. Ugh...

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 06:24 PM

8. Trump knows the best people

He just doesn't want to hire them.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 06:24 PM

9. While all eyes are on dump, the rats are doing their evil.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 09:39 PM

10. 50-41

What was the roll call? Why did 9 Senators miss the vote?

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