Background: Brett Talley is Trump’s nominee for a federal district court judge position in Alabama. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to send the nomination to the full Senate for a vote. But Talley is extremely unqualified, even by Trump’s low standards.
- All 14 members of the American Bar Association’s judicial nominating committee rated Talley “Not Qualified,” something that has happened only four times in the last 25 years
- Talley graduated from law school just ten years ago, has only practiced law for three of those ten years, and has NEVER even argued a motion or brought a case to trial in federal court
- Talley holds far-right extremist views that raise concerns about his ability to rule fairly and impartially on issues such as gun control, immigration, and the environment.
We are starting to see a lot of pushback on this nomination in the press and in social media, making this an opportunity to successfully block one of Trump’s nominees. Please call on your U.S. Senators to vote NO!
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Hi, my name is [name] and I’m a constituent calling from [zip code]. I’m calling to urge you to vote NO on the confirmation of Brett Talley to the U.S. District Court in Alabama. Mr. Talley has received a unanimous rating of “Not Qualified” from the ABA and has never even argued a motion or tried a case in federal court during his three years of practicing law. He is extremely unqualified for this lifetime appointment.
Overview of record: https://vettingroom.org/tag/brett-talley/
Civil rights record: https://civilrights.org/oppose-confirmation-brett-talley-u-s-district-court-middle-district-alabama/
Trump’s multiple unqualified nominees: http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-judge-20171110-story.html
Talley’s responses to questions from Senate Judiciary Committee: https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Talley%20SJQ.pdf