Bloomberg Law
Dec. 17, 2018, 9:33 AMUpdated: Dec. 19, 2018, 6:11 PM

Trump Picks More ‘Not Qualified’ Judges (1)

Patrick L. Gregory
Patrick L. Gregory

More of Donald Trump’s judicial picks have received “not qualified” ratings from the American Bar Association than did those nominated by his four most-recent predecessors in the first two years of their presidencies, Bloomberg Law research shows.

The ABA has given that rating to six of Trump’s nominees, while four judges total nominated to lifetime positions by Bill Clinton and George W. Bush in their first two White House years received the lowest rating. None of George H.W. Bush or Barack Obama’s appointees over the same period fell into that category.

The appointments by past presidents were to trial, ...

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