The association’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary was unanimous in its evaluation of Jackson’s professional qualifications.
Confirmation hearings on Jackson’s nomination are set to begin Monday, with Democratic leaders pushing to have a final Senate vote by April 8. Jackson has been meeting with Democratic and Republican senators on Capitol Hill ahead of the hearings.
The American Bar Association “confines its evaluation to the qualities of integrity, professional competence, and judicial temperament,” Williams says in the letter.
The association’s website notes it has been evaluating the professional qualifications of Supreme Court nominees for more than 60 years and that it does not take into consideration a nominee’s “philosophy, political affiliation or ideology” when making its determinations.