Senator Kennedy: Ever tried a case?
Matthew Peterson (nominated to the US District Court for DC): No
SK: Any trial state or federal?
SK: ever argued a motion ?
SK : In state court or federal court?
SK: Do you know what a motion in limine?
SK: Ever read the federal rules of evidence?
MP: Law school...
Think we're kidding on this Trump nomination to the US district court?
There was a time when the best and brightest were nominated to US District Courts.
Judges like Judge Ed Davis and William Hoevler and Stanley Marcus and Jack Weinstein in the EDNY and Chief Judge Beryl Howell of the DC District and, closer to home, Judges Federico Moreno, Bob Scola, Beth Bloom, Marcia Cooke and Kathleen Williams to name a few.
But they aren't Trump judges. They took the bench with experience. Can you imagine appearing before Judge Moreno at one of his legendary calendar calls where he tosses lawyers intellectually aside as if they were a mere bag of shells not knowing what a motion in limine is, or having never argued any motion in court?
Matthew Peterson sitting on the same bench as Chief Judge Beryl Howell? Having the same title as legendary Judge Jack Weinstein?
It makes us sick.
From Occupied America, Fight the Power of stupid judicial appointments of unqualified judges.
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