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Republicans Attack ABA Over ‘Not Qualified’ Judicial Nominee Ratings

Senate Republicans have declared war on the American Bar Association, according to a report from Politico.

For decades, the ABA has assessed judicial nominees and their fitness to serve on the bench. But now, reporters Seung Min Kim and John Bresnahan write, as the ABA has emerged as a major stumbling block in President Donald Trump’s effort to transform the courts, the GOP is accusing the nonpartisan group of holding a liberal slant and is seeking to sideline it.

“The ABA has deemed at least four of Trump’s judicial nominees ‘not qualified’ — a high number, although other administrations had the ABA evaluate candidates privately before they were nominated,” they write.

Republicans have responded by ratcheting up their attacks to try to discredit the century-old group.

Read the Politico article.