If you had any question about the partisanship of the American Bar Association, note that it downgraded Brett Kavanaugh’s rating from “well qualified” to “qualified” once Democrats started saying he lacked courtroom experience. He was twice deemed “well qualified” for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
As Quin Hillyer wrote last week, judicial nominees just don’t come more qualified: clerking at the federal district and appeals court levels, as well as at the Supreme Court, Yale Law, the Solicitor General’s office, and the independent counsel’s office. Of course, we know it’s that last job and his current post as White House staff secretary that have the Democrats apoplectic, and the ABA following suit.