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Liberals Try to Derail Brennan Nomination

Written By: Kevin Binversie  |  Posted: Friday, February 9th, 2018

Michael Brennan is one of the most qualified conservative legal minds in Wisconsin. Brennan, a former Milwaukee Circuit Court Judge who has since gone into private practice, is seen as one of the few judicial nominees with experience on both sides of the bench. It is because of this immense legal experience that the American Bar Association gave Brennan its highest ranking of "well-qualified" for the federal bench.

Yet for U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and liberal advocacy groups, he's now "too radical" and controversial to be a federal judge. That's the charge being laid forth by liberal groups like the Alliance for Justice (AFJ) in opposition to Brennan's nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit based out of Chicago. If confirmed, Brennan would take the seat of the late Judge Terrance Evans, a former Clinton appointee who died in 2011.

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