The ABA Rates Supreme Court Nominees Roberts, Alito "Well-Qualified"
July 3, 2008
The ABA’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary rated both of President George W. Bush’s nominees to the United States Supreme Court “well-qualified,” the highest possible ABA judicial rating. Last summer, President George W. Bush nominated Judge John Roberts of the U.S. Court of the Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to the vacancy left on the Supreme Court when Justice Sandra Day O’Conner announced her resignation. After Chief Justice William Rehnquist’s death in September, President Bush nominated Judge Roberts for the chief justice position. The ABA thus rated Judge Roberts for both positions on the Court. Each time, he received the unanimous rating of “wellqualified.”