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October 03, 2005

Harriett Miers Nomination

In 10 minutes, President Bush will nominate Harriett Miers to replace Sandra Day O’Connor as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Miers, once Bush’s personal attorney and now White House counsel, has been leading the effort to find nominees for the two open high court posts.

The selection is reminiscent of Bush’s selection of Dick Cheney to be vice president, after Cheney orchestrated the selection process for that position.

Posted by Jim at October 3, 2005 07:53 AM

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I haven't really followed Supreme Court issues too closely, but isn't nominating a Justice with no judgin' experience akin to nominating a FEMA director with no Emergency experience?

Posted by: Dan Trabue at October 3, 2005 08:57 AM

There have been 35 Supreme Court justices, including Rhenquist and Byron White, who had not been sitting judges when they joined the High Court.

Posted by: Jim Jewell at October 3, 2005 09:17 AM

Dan's historical ignorance aside, I don't like the pick at all.

Posted by: Matt at October 3, 2005 09:55 AM

Look! Now you've hurt my feelings!

Posted by: Dan Trabue at October 3, 2005 10:18 AM

I'll admit I was a little disappointed at first. But the more I read about her (including why she made donations to Democrats), I'm more inclined to take a wait-and-see attitude. The confirmation process will give us more information, but a lot of the background that comes out prior to that will probably tell more of the story.

Posted by: Doug Payton at October 3, 2005 01:34 PM