The American Bar Association (ABA) has been told by the Trump administration that the White House will be breaking from a long-standing practice of having the group evaluate district and circuit judge candidates. ABA president Linda A. Klein released a statement saying that the group has been told by the White House that the current administration will not be inviting the ABA’s independent Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary to review the professional qualifications of potential nominees for the lower federal courts before they are nominated.
I believe the ABA evaluations are important and should be given a place in the nominations and confirmation of federal judges.
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