Thursday, May 11, 2006

Another black eye for the ABA on rating judges?

As reported here in the Washington Post, the ABA committee has decided unanimously that Michael Wallace, who went to Harvard and U.Va. Law and clerked for Justice Rehnquist, is unqualified for confirmation to the Fifth Circuit.

That seems odd, but then I read here and here and here that Wallace was impeachment counsel for Senator Lott, and it seems simply suspicious - either the committee has completely lost its bearings or they found out something horrible about the nominee. This is the same committee that said nominees Boyle, Owen, Alito, and Roberts are well qualified, and at one time said that Myers, Pryor, Brown, and Griffith are qualified.

It appears that there's a U.Va. man on the committee, but the nominee didn't even get his vote.

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