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Basic legal questions the court of stump’s nominees
Matthew Spencer Petersen, does not seem to have many answers.
The lawyer proposed to be President Donald Trump, a Federal judge has become an internet sensation, after the difficulty of answering basic legal questions.
As of Friday morning, a video of Matthew Spencer Petersen considered struggling with questions of Senator John Kennedy, the Louisiana Republicans had more than 3 million times.
Petersen, who serves on the Federal Election Commission, had difficulty in answering questions about the “Daubert standard,” which has to do with expert witness statements, and the definition of a “motion in limine”, which has to do with the introduction of the evidence. He admitted that he has never tried a case or argued a motion before the court. He said he last read the federal rules of evidence in law school.
Petersen studied at Brigham Young University. He earned a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1999.
Democratic sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island video published by the exchange on his Twitter account, labeling it “MUST-WATCH”.
MUST WATCH: Republican @SenJohnKennedy asks @realDonaldTrump U.S. district can not answer judges nominated to the most basic questions of right and he. Hoo-boy. pic.twitter.com/fphQx2o1rc
— Sheldon Whitehouse (@SenWhitehouse) December 15, 2017
Whitehouse wrote: “the Republicans (at)SenJohnKennedy ask (at)real Donald trump, U.S. district judge nominated basic questions of right and he can’t answer. Hoo-boy.”
Petersen was nominated to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.