The American Bar Association Gives Judge Kavanaugh Their Highest Grade

PAUL MOXLEY, American Bar Association: We gave [Judge Kavanaugh] the highest rating possible, which is unanimously well-qualified.” (U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, 9/07/2018)

  • AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION: “The American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary has completed its evaluation of the professional qualifications of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh … After an exhaustive evaluation process, the Standing Committee has determined by a unanimous vote that Judge Kavanaugh is ‘Well Qualified’ for the position of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.” (American Bar Association, Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, Letter to Sens. Grassley and Feinstein, 8/31/2018)

SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC): “So just to sum up, intellect, A+?”

JOHN TARPLEY, American Bar Association: “Absolutely.”

SEN. GRAHAM: “You agree with that, Mr. Moxley?”

MOXLEY: “Yes.”

SEN. GRAHAM: “Integrity, A+?”

MOXLEY: “A++.”

(U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, 9/07/2018)

Top Dems: ‘The ABA Evaluation Has Been The Gold Standard By Which Judicial Candidates Are Judged’

SENS. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY) & PAT LEAHY (D-VT): The ABA's evaluation is “the gold standard by which judicial candidates are judged.” (The Washington Post, 03/18/01)



Related Issues: Judicial Nominations, Supreme Court