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 KavanaughThe Hill's Morning Report - A raucous debate on race ends with Trump admonishment Former Justice John Paul Stevens dies at age 99 Robert De Niro nominated for Emmy for 'SNL' role playing Robert Mueller MORE's "well qualified" rating, saying it is no longer applicable because he was confirmed to the high court.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.

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 GrassleyThe peculiar priorities of Adam Schiff Advocates frustrated over pace of drug price reform Trump drug pricing setbacks put pressure on Congress MORE (R-Iowa) and ranking member Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinHillicon Valley: Senators unload on Facebook cryptocurrency plan | Trump vows to 'take a look' at Google's ties to China | Google denies working with China's military | Tech execs on defensive at antitrust hearing | Bill would bar business with Huawei Epstein charges show Congress must act to protect children from abuse Feinstein introduces bill to prohibit campaigns from using social media bots 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. 

Kavanaugh and his allies, including President TrumpDonald John TrumpPompeo changes staff for Russia meeting after concerns raised about top negotiator's ties: report House unravels with rise of 'Les Enfants Terrible' Ben Carson: Trump is not a racist and his comments were not racist 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.