“No organization wields more influence in judicial confirmation battles, be they at the district, appellate or Supreme Court level, than the American Bar Association. For over half a century, the ABA has issued ratings of federal judicial nominees as ‘well-qualified,’ ‘qualified’ or ‘not qualified,’ which have shown considerable influence in the Senate confirmation process.”

Source: Dylan Matthews. “Has the American Bar Association kept our judges white and male?” Washington Post. February 28, 2013. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2013/02/28/has-the-american-bar-association-kept-our-judges-white-and-male/.

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