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

Source: LOUISVILLE COURIER JOURNAL

(snip)

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.

Democratic Candidate Andrew Yang at Post Live

Long but good! Interviewer doesn't go easy on him. (intro starts around 2:00, interview around 3:30)

Would a wealth tax help combat inequality? A debate with Saez, Summers, and Mankiw

Long but very informative.

Mankiw compares the wealth tax to Yang's VAT+UBI (his part starts at about 38m in).

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