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American Bar Association Turns on Kavanaugh, Calls For Delay in Confirmation


The American Bar Association, which has given Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh its highest rating, called Thursday for a delay in his confirmation proceedings to allow for an FBI investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations made against him.

In a letter addressed to Senate Judiciary Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley and ranking Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein, ABA president Robert Carlson wrote that Supreme Court appointments are “ simply too important to rush to a vote.”

“Deciding to proceed without conducting additional investigation would not only have a lasting impact on the Senate’s reputation, but it will also negatively affect the great trust necessary for the American people to have in the Supreme Court,” Carlson wrote.

The ABA had previously given Kavanaugh its highest possible rating, a unanimous, “well-qualified.” During Thursday’s intense Judiciary hearings, that rating was cited more than once.

NY Mag