First Principles: A Judge, Particularly A Supreme Court Justice, Should Be of Particular Merit, Character and Ability

“Judges, therefore, should be always men of learning and experience in the laws, of exemplary morals, great patience, calmness, coolness, and attention. Their minds should not be distracted with jarring interests; they should not be dependent upon any man, or body of men.” – John Adams (1776)

Contrast this with the following recent statement in opposition to the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh:

“Why [are these protests] happening for the first time in the history of this committee? … You are the nominee of President Donald John Trump.” – Dick Durbin (D – IL)

The American Bar Association is by and large left leaning.  What rating does it render Judge Kavanaugh?

7/10/18  Kavanaugh, Brett M.   Associate Justice of the Supreme Court   WQ*

* Well Qualified (the highest ranking possible)

I could not get the ABA’s pdf link to work on this page. but, it’s under:

STANDING COMMITTEE ON THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY
RATINGS OF ARTICLE III AND ARTICLE IV JUDICIAL NOMINEES

115TH CONGRESS

Last Updated: August 31, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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