This excerpt is from an op-ed that originally ran on February 3, 2021.
“While the ABA review process can be a useful tool for assessing a prospective judge, it should not serve as a gatekeeper to block qualified nominees from even being considered,” said Nan Aron, president of the Alliance for Justice, in a statement. “We all want to hold judicial nominees to a high standard, but that scrutiny should take place publicly during the confirmation process and fairly impact nominees from all backgrounds.”
Aron said the ABA reviews have recently hindered Democrats but not Republicans. The GOP Senate majority confirmed eight of the 10 Trump nominees the ABA rated “not qualified,” out of more than 250 nominees evaluated.