Skip to comments.Trump’s Latest Circuit Nominee Graduated Law School In 2007
Posted on 08/29/2018 12:58:19 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Allison Jones Rushing has a sterling academic record, high-profile clerkship experience, and doubtless a solid vote for protecting the rights of fetuses as, based on her résumé, she still is one. Rushing graduated from Wake Forest in 2004 and Duke Law School in 2007. After three clerkships with then-Judge Gorsuch, Judge Sentelle, and Justice Thomas she joined the ranks of Williams & Connolly where shes practiced actual law for a mere seven years.
Doesnt anyone think were, forgive me, rushing this? She could go to her 10-year Gorsuch clerkship anniversary already a federal appellate judge herself. Before this administration is over, a 3L serving as FedSoc Treasurer at Ole Miss could get a district court nod and not a single goddamned one of you will be shocked.
Obviously, Rushings clerkships speak to her academic acumen and her work at as a rising star at Williams & Connolly are nothing to sneeze at. Certainly a far cry from the last mid-thirties nominee the administration tried to stuff into an adult-sized robe in the form of ghost hunter and KKK enthusiast Brett Talley. But the operative word in the phrase rising star is rising. Rushing was building a résumé that could very well earn her a place on the bench after another 10 or 20 years of practice. But the grifters holding the White House despite losing the popular vote by millions know theyre likely not getting another crack at this for a decade and are ready to throw anyone into these seats wholl still be on the bench in 2056 when Tomi Lahrens as-yet-unborn son is ready to serve as Barron Trumps running mate.
Is it unfair that an accomplished young lawyer is going to be stuck with this belittling image as a baby judge? No. It is, however, unfortunate and thats on the administration for putting her in this position even after they saw what happened to Talleys nomination, which, people may forget, was already going to hell on the youth issue before we learned about his bizarre habits.
The irony is, despite her dearth of practical experience, Rushing is potentially one of the better selections in Trumps cavalcade of mostly laughable judicial nominations. Beyond the aforementioned Talley, weve had Jeff Satan Boy Mateer, Matthew the dog ate my homework Petersen, and Ryan what I meant when I said minorities were whiny ethnics was Bounds. At least shes not in any danger of getting an ABA not-qualified tag like now confirmed Judge L. Steven Grasz and her appellate practice is certainly a better résumé line item than anti-gay blogger like confirmed Judge John Bush. When your expectations are so low, the little things matter.
It seems as though Trumps circuit court nominations largely fall into three categories: comically inexperienced, so embarrassingly ideological that even conservatives blush, or both. Rushing seems to fit the first category. Whether or not she fits into the third remains to be seen, but with the joint Federalist Society and Heritage Foundation vetting process, its hard to imagine they picked the next David Souter.
“Doesnt anyone think were, forgive me, rushing this?”
No. Good enough for President Trump and Judge Gorsuch, good enough for me. Next question.
We have 100 district court judges we could appoint in one day. But dilly dally!!
Joe Patrice joined Above the Law in 2013. Joe received a degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Oregon and a J.D. from the NYU School of Law. From 2001, he worked as a litigator for both Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and Lankler Siffert & Wohl, representing a variety of individuals, institutions, and foreign sovereigns in criminal and civil matters. Joe left legal practice in 2012 to pursue writing, contributing to numerous publications, including ATL, before joining the full-time staff. "
Worked as a litigator for 11+ years and never made partner? Some might suggest the writer couldn't hack it as a real attorney so he writes bitter, libtard news on a web blog?
ATL was once an interesting and informative site. But they have gone all in on TDS and are now unreadable.
Worst case for the midterms, we keep seeing Trump nominate conservative judges. Ill take that !!!
I have socks older than this.
Is seven years enough time? Id think a person like this had better be very special.
How old was Mozart when he was composing and performing for emperors and kings?
I guess she’s not a member of ‘the club’, right, Mr. Patrice?
Don’t you just hate it when the smarter ones get picked for the better jobs? I’m sure there were many more dumber ones with more experiences...
“Do you detect jealousy?”
Oh, hell, yeah. I’m beginning to think Trump’s enemies have less to do with ideology, and more to do with raw, unbridled jealousy. That includes McCain, Ryan, and other hateful libs.
This writer is seriously unprofessional and childish.
If this person is Mozart, then so be it. But, name an appellate judge from over the past 240 years....
Using a Mozart comparison just reinforces my point that this person is probably not ready yet.
But, I am a better judge of telephony talent than appellate judge talent. I would probably not hire a manager with just seven years of experience. That is what I am basing this on.
It really depends on what that seven years consisted of.
The lesser courts are different, I understand, but being an attorney is not even required to sit on the USSC.
One of the most innovative and influential artists of the earlyvFlorentine Renaissance was Masaccio who died at 27. By the time of his death he had completed works that are well known and highly regarded to this day.
IRONY: This is a great Question!
Whoever posed this question has good insight into the ironic double standards of modern society.
THE JUDGES WHO SAID WE DONT NEED TO STAND UP FOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM EXPECT US TO STAND UP WHEN THEY ENTER THE ROOM.
What do you suppose would happen if the Judge came into the courtroom and everyone “took a knee”?
Just asking. . .
She's young, healthy, and not guilty. She'll likely be on the bench for at least 40 years.
Today's challenge: Name one appellate judge that Obama appointed who is anything less than a rabidly pro-abortion, anti-second amendment, ideological liberal.
Yet their side nominated and elected a president with less legal experience.
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