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Judicial Nominees / Petersen Video / A Discussion #1118869

CNN Evening News for Friday, Dec 15, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The video of the grilling of a federal judicial nominee introduced; scenes shown of nominee Matthew Petersen††. [In response to questions from Senator John Kennedy, PETERSEN - admits he has never tried a case, taken a deposition by herself, or argued a petition in court etc.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's former US Office of Government Ethics dir. Walter Shaub & Jeffrey Toobin about the Petersen hearings. [SHAUB, TOOBIN - offer views on how these are basic legal questions, how Trump judicial appointments are part of a conservative Republican move: ideology over competence, how Kennedy was trying to embarrass an unqualified nominee, how most federal judges are terrific & could be embarrassed by this.]

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