The Standing Committee rates each nominee "Well Qualified," "Qualified" or "Not Qualified." Unanimous committee ratings appear as a single rating. In other situations, the rating from the majority or substantial majority (constituting ten to thirteen votes) of the Committee is recorded first, followed by the rating or ratings of a minority of the Committee. The majority rating is the rating of the committee.
Ratings of judicial nominees are posted by Congressional session and are available for those nominated during the 101st Congress to the present. The rating chart for current nominees is updated regularly.