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    American Bar Association reopening Kavanaugh evaluation due to 'temperament'

    What happens if the ABA withdraw membership for a sitting judge?

    The American Bar Association (ABA) sent a letter to the leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday announcing that it will be reopening its evaluation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.


    The ABA said in the letter to Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and ranking member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) that “new information of a material nature regarding temperament” has prompted it to reopen its evaluation.

    More at https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/...to-temperament
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    Quote Originally Posted by phands View Post
    What happens if the ABA withdraw membership for a sitting judge?

    The American Bar Association (ABA) sent a letter to the leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday announcing that it will be reopening its evaluation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.


    The ABA said in the letter to Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and ranking member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) that “new information of a material nature regarding temperament” has prompted it to reopen its evaluation.

    More at https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/...to-temperament
    Meaningless. The ABA is voluntary. Most attorneys don't belong. Pay dues, get a magazine. Meh.

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    His State Bar Association would be a more serious matter, but don't expect to see that happen.

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    Brett Kavanaugh is giving me Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman vibes.

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    What would his being a member of the bar matter? It’s not like he’s going to be going around arguing cases or anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer View Post
    What would his being a member of the bar matter? It’s not like he’s going to be going around arguing cases or anything?
    Good point. There is nothing that says you have to be a lawyer to qualify to become a SC judge.

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    Yeah, you don't even need a legal degree.

    Didn't Bush tryto appoint the chairwoman of his fan club?
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    Naw. Yes she was head of his unofficial fan club. However Harriet Miers was an undistinguished lawyer serving in his inner circle as White House counsel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phands View Post
    What happens if the ABA withdraw membership for a sitting judge?
    In this case I imagine it would cause a lot of people to think the ABA was becoming politicized.

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