The American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary is well into its in-depth investigation into the record of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, which will be presented to the Senate Judiciary Committee for its hearing later this month.

The chair of the committee, partner Kim Askew of K&L Gates in Dallas, briefed reporters in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday afternoon on how the evaluation is going — not that she said anything substantive on how Kagan is doing so far. She couched her remarks in general terms of how all nominee investigations are done, and deflected Kagan-specific inquiries.