Guests: Martha Barnett
President, American Bar Association
American Lawyer Media
Executive Director of the Federalist Society
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.
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