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A bas ABA!


Pardon my French—that’s “Down with the ABA!”—but I couldn’t resist the palindromic title.


For NR subscribers (which ought to mean every Bench Memos reader):  The new issue of National Review includes my essay “Not Qualified,” in which I argue that the Senate Judiciary Committee should displace the ABA from its privileged role in the judicial-confirmation process.  Among other things, my essay examines the systemic flaws in the selection of the members of the ABA committee that rates nominees, exposes the remarkable bias of members selected by outgoing ABA president Michael Greco, and shows what the committee did to Fifth Circuit nominee Mike Wallace. 


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