A senator who publicly urged against political gamesmanship to obstruct qualified judicial nominees has himself taken steps to block numerous appeals court nominees who were rated well qualified, according to the blog of the American Constitution Society.
In the past week, Gavel Grab has mentioned Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham’s remarks to the annual American Bar Association meeting. Graham told the audience, “The question is, are you qualified? It’s stupid to pick on something you said in law school, and pick on this or pick on that. I’m not worried about judicial activism. I’m worried about Senate activism.”
ACS Blog, in following up on Graham’s remarks, reported that he has maneuvered to block or stall at least four judicial nominees in the past year who received the ABA’s top rating for their qualifications.