American Bar Association dropping Kavanaugh review

American Bar Association dropping Kavanaugh review
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The American Bar Association (ABA) is dropping its review of Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughTrump nominates former Kavanaugh clerk for influential appeals court Coronavirus isn't the only reason Congress should spend less time in DC Progressives urge Democrats to hear from federal judge deeply critical of Roberts, conservatives MORE's "well qualified" rating, saying it is no longer applicable because he was confirmed to the high court.

An ABA source speaking on the condition of anonymity told CNN the association ends ratings processes when nominees are confirmed. 

"Per the published policy and historical practice of the Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, once a justice or judge is confirmed, the Standing Committee's rating process is closed," the ABA's policy reads, according to CNN.

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The ABA announced it would review Kavanaugh's top-notch rating after he was accused of sexual misconduct by three women during his nomination process last month. Kavanaugh unequivocally denied all of the allegations.

The ABA in a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyLawmakers press IRS to get coronavirus checks to seniors Pelosi floats undoing SALT deduction cap in next coronavirus bill Democrats eye additional relief checks for coronavirus MORE (R-Iowa) and ranking member Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinEncryption helps America work safely — and that goes for Congress, too Democratic lawmakers demand government stop deporting unaccompanied children DOJ probing stock transactions made by lawmakers ahead of coronavirus crisis: report MORE (D-Calif.) wrote that the association was reopening its evaluation over issues regarding his "temperament" as a judge. 

ABA President Robert Carlson also called for the Senate Judiciary Committee to review the allegations against Kavanaugh pending an investigation by the FBI. 

"The basic principles that underscore the Senate's constitutional duty of advice and consent on federal judicial nominees require nothing less than a careful examination of the accusations and facts by the FBI," Carlson wrote at the time.

Kavanaugh was narrowly confirmed after an FBI report failed to corroborate the allegations of sexual misconduct against him. 

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Kavanaugh and his allies, including President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump fires intelligence community inspector general who flagged Ukraine whistleblower complaint Trump organization has laid off over 1000 employees due to pandemic: report Trump invokes Defense Production Act to prevent export of surgical masks, gloves MORE, throughout the nomination process touted his high ABA ranking as a testament to his qualifications for the high court.

Kavanaugh during his hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee said he received the highest ranking due to his "judicial temperament." 

The ABA is the nation’s largest legal organization, boasting more than 400,000 members.