After a nominee for federal judge got stumped by a criminal defense question during his confirmation hearing, a fellow attorney calls it sad and outrageous a Biden nominee can’t answer a simple law school question.
The confirmation hearing for Judge Kato Crews, a federal court magistrate judge, was going swimmingly Wednesday until Sen. John Kennedy, the slow-talking Republican from Louisiana, asked the judge how he analyzes a Brady motion. The senator was referring to the legal requirement for a prosecutor to share any evidence with the defense that can help a defendant in a criminal case.
“Senator, in my 4 ½ years on the bench,” Crews replied, “I don’t believe I’ve had the occasion to address a Brady motion in my career.”
“Do you know what a Brady motion is?” Sen. Kennedy, an accomplished attorney himself, asked the current federal magistrate judge.
“Senator, in my time on the bench, I’ve not had occasion to address that and so it’s not coming to mind at the moment what a Brady motion is.”
There is the possibility that Judge Crews, if he learned the Brady ruling in law school, has long forgotten it. At the large law firms he worked at and later co-founded, the attorney worked in civil litigation going back almost 20 years. In his role as a federal magistrate, he is also removed from criminal court proceedings. Yet the federal judge nomination means Crews would oversee criminal cases, which involve that key U.S. Supreme Court ruling, and which would be on the mind and lips of defense attorneys protecting their clients.
Even when Kennedy reminded Crews of the Brady v. Maryland ruling, and asked the nominee what it held, the magistrate judge appeared unsure.
“I believe the Brady case involved something involving the Second Amendment,” Crews finally said.
Judge Crews is currently serving as a U.S. magistrate judge in Colorado, where he has served since 2018. He appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee after he was nominated by President Biden to move up to a soon-to-be-vacant U.S. District Court seat.
According to the White House announcement, Judge Crews worked as an associate then a partner at large law firms in Colorado before he was appointed a federal magistrate judge.
American Family Radio show host and attorney Jenna Ellis tells AFN most people don’t know about the Brady ruling but most people, she says, didn’t attend law school.
“He should be very well aware of some of these very basic Criminal Procedure 101 cases,” she says of Crews, “that all of us had to study for law school exams and also to get bar licenses.”
The nominee’s stumble, Ellis observes, suggests not only that he was unprepared for the confirmation hearing but, worse, that he is not qualified to be a federal judge.
“We are getting people that are truly, truly unqualified to sit on the bench, and in various other government positions around the country, and it’s outrageous,” Ellis warns.
One clue to why Judge Crews, who is black, was nominated to be a federal judge was the February announcement from the White House. It stated his nomination fulfills President Biden’s promise “to ensure that the nation’s courts reflect the diversity that is one of our greatest assets as a country—both in terms of personal and professional backgrounds.”
Two years into the President Biden’ term, the American public has witnessed that “diversity” such as a Vice President chosen because she is black and a woman, who speaks like a kindergarten teacher; a Secretary of Transportation, who takes three months off work for maternity leave during a supply chain crisis; a man who dresses like a woman named to a top post at Health and Human Services; and a homosexual “non-binary” man at the Department of Energy who was caught stealing women’s clothes for a sexual fetish.
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“Two years into the President Biden’ term, the American public has witnessed that “diversity” such as a Vice President chosen because she is black and a woman, who speaks like a kindergarten teacher; a Secretary of Transportation, who takes three months off work for maternity leave during a supply chain crisis; a man who dresses like a woman named to a top post at Health and Human Services; and a homosexual “non-binary” man at the Department of Energy who was caught stealing women’s clothes for a sexual fetish.”
To fully advance the Lying, Treasonous, Demonic, Woke, Socialist Democrat Party’s destructive beliefs and agendas is to divide our citizens with hate and promote – racism, open borders, radical feminism, abortion-on-demand, the LGBTQ lifestyle, unfettered sexual identity, transgender, same sex marriage, child indoctrination into sexual confusion and perversions, the pagan Liberal left Democrats must do away with GOD, our Constitution, common sense, morality, Christian values, free religious exercise altogether and to cancel or destroy anything that violates the Democrat’s self- fabricated beliefs.
Under the of Disguise of Democrats versions of “anti-discrimination.”
This is a deliberate attempt by the traitorous, dishonest, unethical, immoral, demonic Democrat Party to destroy our country from the inside!
Requirement #1 for an appointment from Bite-Me Biden: Be a totally clueless idiot. Requirement #2: Be a flaming fairy. Requirement #3: Be a Communist hypocrite. Requirement #4: Be someone who hates God, His children, and Christianity. Requirement #5: Be a black racist or at least support BLM aka Burn, Loot and Murder.
Match at least one of these and you’re good to go. No others need apply.
Requirements? They need no stinking requirements..
“Senator, in my 4 ½ years on the bench,” Crews replied, “I don’t believe I’ve had the occasion to address a Brady motion in my career.”,,,,which goes to show you he never made the first team of starters, just sitting on the bench unprepared, taking up space in the democrat bull pen of Bull sitters and bull, like an unarmed little league pitcher waiting for an unearned woke opportunity to make a fool of himself on the major league mounds of real world competition where real talent is allowed to expose and destroy woke imposters of diminutive stature and performance. The whole party is run by such midget Fauci Troll, Napoleon wannabees fit only be tossed across the bar, or the Potomac, unable to toss even sound political curve balls to the public that just get knocked out of the park when facing Gravitas big league hitters like Kennedy. This one’s minor league legal career should have been left to play in the cluttered protesting BLM streets with the Biden Brady bunch Brats 4 ½ hears ago. When invited to just join in a pickup game, they just drop the ball.
Folks like him, are why there’s times i honestly think JUDGES and such should be forced to REQUALIFY TEST at least once every 6 years…
joe’s just keeping his promise, there are way more under performers that make up society that need to be brought on board to even out our representation of diversity. Just think if you’ve crashed a car why shouldn’t you be a government crash safety engineer? IMO
Qualifications?? None. Zero.
But it sure is diverse, and that’s the only qualification anyone needs in Babbling Biden’s administration.
(and I use the word “administration” with great sarcasm.)
If he was chosen because of his big head, that doesn’t always mean it contains more brains. IT may not contain any brains or information at all. Hearing some of his answers , IMO it is the latter.
He was chosen ONLY because he is Black, to this disgraceful, racist, woke No Joe Biden administration, qualifications mean nothing, only race and sexual perversions are considered as reason for appointments. This goes to show us that the tinkerbell, racist Barack Obama is one of puppet Biden’s masters.
I’m not a judge or an attorney and I knew the answers to those basic questions. What diploma mill law school did he (making a pronoun assumption here) attend ?
Pity the law school doesn’t say “OI, we are nixing your diploma!”
He is a prime example of affirmative action and lowering standards. He can’t answer a beginning law question. That’s Just plain sad.
Can you imagine if this was happening at the BAR exams? OR medical exams?