‘Smart As A Whip’: American Bar Association Members Praise Amy Coney Barrett

‘Smart As A Whip’: American Bar Association Members Praise Amy Coney Barrett


A panel of American Bar Association leaders praised Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett Thursday morning, saying that Barrett is “well-qualified” to serve on the Supreme Court.

American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee Chair Randall Noel and ABA Lead Evaluator Pamela Roberts both spoke before the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday and discussed why the ABA gave Barrett its highest possible rating.

“The standing committee’s evaluation of Judge Barrett is based solely on the comprehensive, nonpartisan, non-ideological peer review of the nominee’s integrity, professional competence and judicial temperament,” Roberts said. (RELATED: American Bar Association Gives Amy Coney Barrett Highest Possible Rating)

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The ABA lead evaluator added that through a comprehensive evaluation, the ABA concluded that “Judge Barrett has earned and enjoys an excellent reputation for integrity and outstanding character.”

“She is incredibly honest, forthright and exactly who you think she is,” Roberts said, quoting accounts of Barrett. “Nothing about her is fake, she is good, decent, selfless, and sincere. She is an exemplar of living an integrative life in which her intellect, integrity, and compassion weave the different threads of her life together seamlessly.”

Roberts said that descriptions of Barrett’s intellect include comments such as the following:

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