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Judicial Nominations/ABA Role

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.

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