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Alito gets top rating from ABA

[JURIST] The American Bar Association (ABA) [group website] on Wednesday announced [ABA materials] that Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito [JURIST news archive] has received a "well-qualified" rating, the highest recommendation given by the ABA to judicial nominees. Alito previously received the "well-qualified" rating in 1990 as a candidate for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals seat he currently holds. Alito's confirmation hearings [JURIST report] before the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin Monday. Read the ABA explanation [PDF] of their Supreme Court nominee investigation process. AP has more.

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