“White House tells ABA it won’t be asked to review lower-court judicial candidates before nomination”

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This post authored by BY DEBRA CASSENS WEISS and original appeared on the ABA Journal

 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.

Read more here: http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/white_house_tells_aba_it_wont_be_asked_to_review_lower_court_judicial_candi/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=site_rss_feeds

 

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