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The Kavanaugh ABA Ratings: Bottom Line


Brett Kavanaugh has received three sets of ratings from the ABA. All three of them have resulted in some mix of “qualified” and “well-qualified” ratings from the committee.

Accordingly, even the “lowest” rating he has received is, in the ABA’s own words, “a very high standard.”

And that is the bottom line of the ABA rating story, to the extent that anyone considers ABA ratings relevant.

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