Ran across an interesting tidbit that was in a way a bit troubling. I think and hope it was sloppy reporting or the way the article was edited. It had to do with a decision by the Senate not to confirm a judicial nominee to a federal district court. The fellow had never tried a case and apparently was considered unqualified by the Bar Association. I have no idea if he'd be a good judge or not. But the following, and I am quoting verbatim from the article, seemed to imply this was a disqualifying factor.
Talley has practiced law for three years and has never tried a case. He also has written horror books and has participated in ghost-hunting activities.
Simply put, I've written horror books and participated in ghost hunting activities. I guess that makes me unqualified to be a federal judge. Of course I've never even been a lawyer and don't think I'm qualified to be a judge either. It just never occurred to me that I am not a suitable candidate to be a judge by virtue of ghost hunting activities and writing horror books. Hell, I am editing a book of ghost stories right now. Yipes. I wonder what else the Senate would refuse to confirm me for based on writing horror books. For shame. Maybe they're horrible books and not really horror books?