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Trump Judicial Nominee Struggles to Answer Basic Legal Questions at Hearing

By on December 15, 2017 in Litigation-Business, Litigation-Personal

A Trump judicial nominee struggled to answer basic legal questions posed to him by a Republican senator, including his lack of experience on trial work, the amount of depositions he’d worked on and more, reports CNN.

Matthew Spencer Petersen, who currently serves as a commissioner on the Federal Election Commission, was in the hot seat when GOP Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana asked him a string of questions about his experience on trials. On the question of how many depositions Petersen had worked on, the nominee said the number was fewer than five. And in response to another question, he said he couldn’t remember the last time he had read the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

The report by Miranda Green says that Petersen, who  is up for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, had to acquiesce on many occasions that his “background was not in litigation.” despite the role he was up for.

Read the CNN article.