American Bar Association: Another Trump Nominee ‘Unqualified’
The American Bar Association has denounced another one of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees as “not qualified,” Politico reported Monday. In August, Trump nominated Omaha lawyer Leonard Grasz for a seat on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. But ahead of Grasz’s confirmation hearing this week, the ABA sent a letter to Congress, calling him unqualified to serve as a federal judge. Grasz previously served as Nebraska’s chief deputy attorney general. Earlier this year, the ABA also described Trump judicial nominee Charles Goodwin as unqualified. Goodwin was nominated to an Oklahoma district court. The ABA’s “not qualified” designation is non-binding.