American Bar Association rates Barrett as "Well Qualified" to serve on U.S. Supreme Court

by Laura Mize · Oct 13th, 2020 10:55 am
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Last Updated Oct 13th, 2020 at 2:58 pm

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is "well qualified" to sit on the nation's highest court, says a letter from the American Bar Association's Committee on the Federal Judiciary.

The chairman of the committee addressed the letter to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the ranking member of the committee. The group also released the letter Sunday night. Barrett's confirmation hearing began Monday.

"As you know, the Standing Committee confines its evaluation to the qualities of integrity, professional competence, and judicial temperament," the letter read, in part. "A substantial majority of the standing committee determined that Judge Barrett is 'Well Qualified,' and a minority is of the opinion that she is 'Qualified' to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. The majority rating represents the Standing Committee's official rating."

"Well Qualified" is the highest rating the committee can give.


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