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Witness microphone inside the hearing room of the Senate Judiciary Committee at Dirksen Senate Office building. A witness microphone inside the hearing room of the Senate Judiciary Committee at Dirksen Senate Office building. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM)

The American Bar Association has found another one of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees, Kathryn Mizelle, “not qualified” for a federal judgeship due to a lack of trial experience.

Trump announced last month that he would tap Mizelle, a Jones Day associate and former clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas, for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The ABA’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary told Senate Judiciary Committee leaders in a letter Tuesday that a “substantial majority” of the group believe Mizelle is “not qualified” for the seat. 

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Jacqueline Thomsen

Jacqueline Thomsen, based in Washington, is a reporter covering D.C. federal courts and the legal side of politics. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @jacq_thomsen.

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