The American Bar Association wants back inside the process for vetting nominees to the federal judiciary, and it says the White House is at least listening. Eight years ago, the incoming Bush administration reversed a longstanding policy that gave the association's Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary a central, privileged role in the nomination process. Committee members have described the research they did as part of that role as extremely thorough, involving at least 40 interviews per nominee.
What Role Will ABA Have in Judicial Nominations?
February 23, 2009