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The ABA Standing Committee on Federal Judiciary

July 15, 2008
Although President George W. Bush ended the ABA Standing Committee on Federal Judiciary’s authority to vet judicial candidates before nomination five years ago, the Committee has continued to investigate and rate candidates after nomination. Though these ratings have not played as substantial, or certainly as controversial, a role in the confirmations process of many of President Bush’s nominees, three recent ratings by the Committee have attracted a great deal of scrutiny...