TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Elizabeth Todaro on Oct 5, 2018

A closely divided U.S. Senate today advanced Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination to a final floor vote that could occur as soon as Saturday. In a 51-49 result, the Senate voted to end debate on the nomination, and his confirmation now seems guaranteed, as reported by the Washington Post. The American Bar Association today announced it is reopening the evaluation of Kavanaugh due to "new information of a material nature regarding temperament." The review is not expected to be completed before the final vote. Kavanaugh supporters have touted the ABA's previous rating of "well qualified."