The New York Time's logic is flawed and they ommit several other considerations which may also account for the disparity. Below are several other reasons why the ABA may favor judges by democratic presidents rather than republican presidents.
- Republicans are more likely to nominate right-wing judges than democrats are to pick left-wing judges
- Ideologically liberal judges are, on average, more qualified than ideologically conservative judges.
- The ideals of the ABA are better matched to liberals.
The New York Times article jumps over all of these other factors. The reporting reeks of bias.