OPPOSE THE CONFIRMATION OF BRETT TALLEY

OPPOSE THE CONFIRMATION OF BRETT TALLEY TO THE U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA

On November 9 the U.S. Senate Judiciary committee approved Brett J. Talley for a federal judgeship in Alabama. Mr. Talley is wholly unqualified to serve as a federal judge. According to the Los Angeles Times, he “has never tried a case, was unanimously rated ‘not qualified’ by the American Bar Assn.’s judicial rating committee, [and] has practiced law for only three years.” His nomination is part of the Trump/Pence administration’s plan to reshape the federal judiciary.

Mr. Talley’s nomination now moves to its last stage of review - the full Senate. Approval by the full Senate will confer a lifetime appointment to Mr. Talley. Please write to your Senators and insist that they vote against this nomination.

Senator Hirono / Twitter @maziehirono / Facebook@mazie.hirono
Phone (808) 522-8970
https://www.hirono.senate.gov/contact/email

Senator Schatz / Twitter @brianschatz / Facebook @brianschatz
Phone (808) 523-2061
https://www.schatz.senate.gov/contact

Lots of talking points HERE, or:

Dear Senator ________________,

I am writing to ask you to vote against, and do everyone you can to block, the confirmation of Brett J. Talley to a federal judgeship in Alabama. He is unqualified to serve in this position. According to the Los Angeles Times, he “has never tried a case, was unanimously rated ‘not qualified’ by the American Bar Assn.’s judicial rating committee, [and] has practiced law for only three years.”

His nomination is also part of the Trump/Pence administration’s plan to reshape the federal judiciary. I will grudgingly admit that the Republican-controlled executive and legislative branches of government would be foolish not to take this opportunity to influence the judicial branch, but I would expect that this effort would have some integrity, and that nominees would be qualified to serve.

In a system that depends on checks and balances between the executive, legislative and judicial branches, installation of unqualified people to the judicial branch is unacceptable.