Bench Memos

First Circuit Nominee O. Rogeriee Thompson

This morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee was scheduled to hold its hearing on President Obama’s nomination of Rhode Island superior court judge O. Rogeriee Thompson to the First Circuit.  I see that the ABA judicial-evaluations committee has given Thompson a very low rating, with the majority of the committee rating her “qualified” but with a minority rating her “not qualified.”

Thompson has been a judge for more than 20 years.  It’s a safe bet that when the leftward ABA committee gives a Democratic nominee with so much judicial experience such a low rating, that nominee must be really, really bad.