American Bar Association to reopen Kavanaugh’s evaluation

October 5, 2018

The American Bar Association informed the Senate Judiciary Committee that they are reevaluating Judge Kavanaugh’s fitness to serve on Friday, just before the first key vote on his nomination to the Supreme Court.

“New information of a material nature regarding temperament during the September 27th hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee has promoted a reopening of the Standing Committee’s evaluation,” Chairman Paul Moxley wrote.

Mr. Moxley noted that the new evaluation is not expected to be finalized before the Senate’s scheduled vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

In the meantime, the ABA’s “well qualified” rating still stands for the nominee.

The ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary has sent a letter to @senjudiciary, regarding the re-opening of their evaluation of Brett Kavanaugh. You can read the full letter here: https://t.co/CLoFWsxbjo pic.twitter.com/U1Zx04qBFS American Bar Association (@ABAesq) October 5, 2018

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