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Monday, October 03, 2005

Harriett Gets The Nod

Well... the President has chosen the Dem's next victim person that he would like to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. And the winner is... Harriett Miers.
President Bush chose Harriet Miers, White House counsel and a loyal member of the president's inner circle, to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court, senior administration officials said Monday.

If confirmed by the Republican-controlled Senate, Miers, 60, would join Justice
Ruth Bader Ginsburg as the second woman on the nation's highest court. Miers, who has never been a judge, was the first woman to serve as president of the Texas State Bar and the Dallas Bar Association.

Without a judicial record, it's difficult to know whether Miers would dramatically move the court to the right. The lack of a judicial paper trail may also make it more difficult for Democrats to find ground upon which to fight her nomination.
Democrats are going to hate her because, well... because the President likes her. The conservatives (not necessarily the Republicans, though) don't like her because she is an unknown quantity in several areas (and you know that abortion is one of those). She's never been a judge (which might be a bonus). Both Democratic and Republican Senators suggested her, which should make both sides gringe just a little.

Here's some (hopefully) good news (if it's not just a bunch of sugary sweet words):
"There's every indication that she's very similar to Judge Roberts — judicial restraint, limited role of the court, basically a judicial conservative," said Republican consultant Greg Mueller, who works for several conservative advocacy leaders.
Like I said... hopefully that's the truth.

Let's see what all of the talking heads have to say. They know more about jurisprudence than I do.

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