The American Bar Association is keeping its "well qualified" rating of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

It reopened its evaluation of him following his emotional testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee about allegations of sexual misconduct but said this was now closed because he had been confirmed to the Supreme Court.

The lawyers organization said its review of Kavanaugh has been dropped, citing the policy and past practice of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, which states that “once a justice or judge is confirmed, the Standing Committee’s rating process is closed.”

The panel, which consists of 15 members, unanimously rated Kavanaugh as well-qualified to serve on the Supreme Court, bestowing him the highest rating a nominee can earn. But after Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee at the end of September about the allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against him, the American Bar Association said it would be thinking again.

In an Oct. 5 letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, the American Bar Association said “new information” regarding Kavanaugh’s temperament during the hearing promoted it to review its rating. ABA President Robert Carlson called on the Judiciary Committee to delay its vote on Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh denied the allegations made against him by Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor, and two other women. The Senate confirmed Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Oct. 6, and he participated in his first oral arguments days later.