Bloomberg Law
Sept. 17, 2018, 2:23 PMUpdated: Sept. 17, 2018, 4:43 PM

ABA Rates Another Trump 8th Circuit Nominee ‘Not Qualified’ (1)

Patrick L. Gregory
Patrick L. Gregory

Jonathan Kobes isn’t qualified to sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, according to the American Bar Association.

The ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary gave Kobes a “Not Qualified” rating, the sixth such rating for President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees.

Kobes has “neither the requisite experience nor evidence of his ability to fulfill the scholarly writing required” of a federal appellate judge, a letter from committee chair Paul Moxley said.

The ABA’s ratings are advisory, and have been used for decades as a non-partisan rating system for judicial nominees. The ratings have come ...

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