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ABA Do Right Thing


It’s not often that I have occasion to praise the ABA, so I take special pleasure in reporting that the ABA committee on judicial evaluations has apparently changed its name from the “Standing Committee on Federal Judiciary” (as used, for example, here) to the “Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary” (emphasis added).  I never understood why the committee’s name had omitted the definite article.  Unfortunately, I am not privy to the task-force report and internal debate that led to this change.  Let’s hope that better grammar signals better performance in the future.  For now, at least, the change only slightly offsets, say, the committee chair’s acts of perjury.

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