Rating Federal Judge Nominees

PrawfsBlog cites to a WSJ article on the ABA Commission that rates the Federal Judicial Nominees.

A link is here. The ABA’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary is a rotating group of fifteen lawyers.  It reviews and rates every Article III nominee before confirmation hearings begin.  The Standing Committee conducts confidential interviews of those who have interacted professionally with each nominee, ranging from co-counsel and opposing counsel, to judges before whom the nominee has appeared, to judicial colleagues if the nominee is already in the bench.

I’ve been interviewed several times about the nominations of others.  I found it an interesting process.  You just don’t hear much about it.  David Clark with Bradley Arant was on this Committee at one time.  I’m not sure if Mississippi has representation any more.

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