Talley, Mateer Rejections Signal More Senators Saying ‘Enough Is Enough’

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Zack Ford

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 13 – In response to reports that two highly controversial federal court nominees, Brett Talley and Jeff Mateer, will not be confirmed to the bench, AFJ President Nan Aron released the following statement:

“The sidelining of these two nominees is a testament to the power of advocates and activists who made it clear that the American people will not stand by and allow unqualified, unfit individuals to be elevated to the federal bench. It is a victory for the people of Texas and Alabama, and for fair and impartial courts. We also think it signifies something important about the cumulative impact of a string of wholly unsuitable judicial nominations coming from this White House: that more senators are finally saying ‘enough is enough.’ These senators should take the same principled stand against numerous other problematic candidates whose nominations are still pending. Talley and Mateer are far from the only Trump nominees whose records show they should be rejected for a lifetime seat on an influential court.”