The American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary has issued a new statement with respect to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court which provides in full as follows:
New information of a material nature regarding temperament during the September 27th hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee has prompted a reopening of the Standing Committee’s evaluation. The Committee does not expect to complete a process and re-vote prior to the scheduled Senate vote.
Our original report must be read in conjunction with the foregoing. Our original rating stands.
I haven’t the slightest idea of what this means. Assume that the Committee later determines that Kavanaugh is unqualified. At that point, so what?