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Bad Grade For Griffith

Thomas Griffith, who President Bush nominated to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, barely eked out a “qualified” rating from the Americna Bar Association. Of the fifteen evaluators, at least six rated him “not qualified.” One of the key issues is that Griffith allowed his law license to lapse while he continued to practice law in D.C. and Utah. Griffith is currently general counsel for Brigham Young University and is close to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, who plans to hold a hearing soon on Griffith’s nomination.

Jonathan H. Adler — Mr. Adler is an NRO contributing editor and the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His latest book is Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane.


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