How The ABA Judicial Ratings Lost Their Luster

Law360 (April 2, 2019, 1:08 PM EDT) -- Some six years before he became chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said the American Bar Association's ratings of judicial nominees were the "gold standard."

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., once described the American Bar Association's ratings of judicial nominees as the "gold standard," but those ratings have become inescapably politicized. (AP) "That service you provide to the United States Senate is invaluable because in these politically charged times in which we live, you're a filter, a sort of a wall between people who are politically connected and somebody who should be on the bench," he said at...

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