NPR logo

Judicial Nominations/ABA Role

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Judicial Nominations/ABA Role

Judicial Nominations/ABA Role

Judicial Nominations/ABA Role

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Guests: Martha Barnett President, American Bar Association Jonathan Ringel Reporter, American Lawyer Media Eugene Meyer Executive Director of the Federalist Society Steve Burbank Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Former Member, National Commission on Judicial Discipline and Removal The Bush Administration recently told the American Bar Association it was reconsidering the role of the ABA in selecting Supreme Court and federal judges to the bench. For decades, the ABA has been used to screen judicial candidates, but now the White House is questioning why they have a preferential role. Join Juan Williams and guests for a look at how judges get assigned to the bench and the role of the American Bar Association.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.