American Bar Association shenanigans


The ABA is treading on dangerous ground by allowing its rating of judicial nominees become openly politicized.  Charles Hurt writes in the Washington Times

A 14—member ABA committee changed Brett M. Kavanaugh's rating last month in part because six members downgraded their rating from the last time the White House aide was reviewed, panel Chairman Steven Tober said.

Washington divorce lawyer Marna S. Tucker, a registered Democrat, conducted the most recent interview of Mr. Kavanaugh and delivered testimony on behalf of the ABA over the telephone yesterday for the Judiciary Committee hearing today.

Ms. Tucker has donated more than $10,000 to Democratic candidates and causes, according to Federal Election Commission records [here], a Web site that tracks campaign contributions. She has never given to Republicans, according to the site.

The Washington Post described her as a 'prominent liberal' in 1991 and the following year noted her friendship with Hillary Rodham Clinton, now a Democratic senator from New York.

Ms. Tucker also is a founding member and board director of the National Women's Law Center, an organization committed to abortion rights and other liberal causes."

Hat tip: Todd Christian