ABA Judicial Ratings Remain In GOP Senators' Crosshairs

Law360, Washington (November 15, 2017, 6:41 PM EST) -- Senate Republicans criticized the chair of the American Bar Association’s judicial rating committee Wednesday, as the body’s evaluation of several of President Donald Trump’s nominees as “not qualified” added fuel to partisan struggles over filling vacancies on the federal bench.

The accusations of partisanship come as four of Trump’s picks have been rated “not qualified” by the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary out of more than 50 nominees, including Eighth Circuit nominee L. Steven Grasz. Pamela Bresnahan, the chair of that committee and a...
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