TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Nov 13, 2017
A federal judicial nominee in Alabama has won the approval of the Senate Judiciary Committee, despite the fact that he has never tried a case, has only practiced law for three years and was unanimously rated “not qualified” by the American Bar Association, The Los Angeles Times reports. Brett J. Talley, who was nominated by President Donald Trump for a lifetime appointment, was also criticized for his history as an online blogger with overtly partisan public opinions. Additionally, The New York Times reported today that Talley failed to disclose that he is married to a senior lawyer in the White House Counsel’s Office.