Published in The Washington Times
The ABA’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary told the lawmakers that Ms. Pitlyk’s experience has a substantial gap, lacking in trial experience.
“Ms. Pitlyk has never tried a case as lead or co-counsel, whether civil or criminal. She has never examined a witness,” the ABA said in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Liberal advocacy groups, meanwhile, have opposed Ms. Pitlyk, saying she satisfies the president’s litmus test he detailed during the 2016 campaign to appoint pro-life judges.
“Women who walk into her courtroom cannot have confidence that Pitlyk will fairly and correctly apply critical Supreme Court precedents and enforce essential constitutional rights,” Alliance for Justice noted on the group’s website.