Bar Association gives appeals court nominee top rating


The American Bar Association has given its top rating to Kansas public defender Rich Federico, whose been nominated for a seat on the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

The bar assigned a "well qualified" rating to Federico, a federal public defender with a deep military legal background who once represented Guantanamo detainees charged with war crimes. The rating was unanimous.

The rating was assigned in a SSJ

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