TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Barry Kolar on Oct 2, 2018

An item in Friday’s TBA Today included mention of a letter from ABA President Robert M. Carlson urging senators to delay a vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination until “an appropriate background check into the allegations made by Professor Blasey and others is completed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.” Later, Paul T. Moxley, the chair of the ABA’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, wrote Senate Committee on the Judiciary leaders, saying that the ABA committee had not received a copy of Carlson's letter before it was issued and that the letter would have no effect on its previous decision to give Judge Kavanaugh a "well qualified" rating.