Senator Kennedy Questions Trump's Judge Nominee
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2888) one year ago
Senator John N. Kennedy is the Republican Senator from Louisiana. Senator Kennedy is also an attorney so he is quite qualified to question Trump's nominee, Matthew Spencer Petersen, about his qualifications to be a district court judge.

Mr. Petersen could not answer many of Senator Kennedy's questions and, in particular this one: "Do you know what a motion in limine is?" Mr. Petersen did not know what a motion in limine is.

By the way, according to Google's dictionary, a motion in limine is "a motion, discussed outside the presence of the jury, to request that certain testimony be excluded. The motion is decided by a judge in both civil and criminal proceedings."

Is this what "Make America Great Again" Means?

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Posted by Hanson (+501) one year ago
This appointment is an insult and should greatly embarrass the Republicans. No one should graduate from law school or pass a bar exam without knowing that a motion in limine is to generally exclude evidence whose prejudicial value outweighs its probative value. To put this rather dull individual up for a lifetime appointment to the federal bench to act as a trial judge demonstrates that this Republican Administration is devoid of character. Its tribe over country.
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Posted by David Schott (+12950) one year ago
Giving the CDC a list of banned words is similarly devoid of character. The Trump Administration knows no bounds when it comes to taking the low road and demonstrating gross incompetence. The American people should be outraged.
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-244) one year ago
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama_judicial_appointment_controversies

The Obama era stacked the courts with excessive liberalism. Surely several were stumped on a legal term or two. The point is: Not much news worthy in the East Coast Liberal FAKE NEWS. But keep digging for dirt. I prefer to just listen to CSPAN of Congress and Senate to hear both sides. Personally I'd like to see term limits come to a vote.
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Posted by Rob Shipley (+344) one year ago
Sure hope Bob Mueller hires a bunch more of Crooked Hillary's liars and thieves so they can squander another six ( 6 ) or eight ( 8 ) million bucks doing what all dems always do.............absolutely nothing.
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Posted by Rob Shipley (+344) one year ago
Motions in limine? Hmmmmmmmm. No biggy. I know what these are. But anyone in MC.com can bet their fortunes neither chuckie shumer nor nancy pelosi nor jonny tester nor Al Dullton (opposite of Sharpton) ever have or ever will.
Yet, ignorant voters afraid of their shadows keep reelecting these sheep term after term after term after term.
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