In the raging debate over White House counsel Harriet Miers' qualifications to sit on the Supreme Court, the American Bar Association's upcoming rating of those qualifications looms large. For the ABA's effort to overcome allegations of bias in its ratings, the Miers assessment may be a lose-lose situation. If Miers is rated well-qualified, the bar group will be derided by conservative critics. If she is rated not qualified or less-than-unanimously qualified, the wrath will come from the White House.
Miers Nomination Will Test Relevance of ABA Ratings
The National Law Journal
October 25, 2005