The White House has notified the ABA that President Donald Trump’s administration doesn’t intend to ask for a review of possible judicial nominees to the lower federal courts before their names are announced.
ABA President Linda A. Klein revealed the White House decision in a statement Friday.
“The American Bar Association has been notified that the White House does not intend to follow the long-standing practice of inviting the independent ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary to review the professional qualifications of prospective nominees to the lower federal courts on a pre-nomination basis,” Klein said.
The standing committee will continue to provide its evaluations to the Senate Judiciary Committee as part of the judicial confirmation process, Klein said.
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