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Mitt Romney’s kick-off ad includes a cheering crowd to whom he says, “I believe our laws ought to be written by the people, and not by unelected judges.”
Yeah! Who are these ‘unelected’ judges and who do they think they are?”
First, some judges are elected. Many are appointed. And the higher up […]

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Harriet’s letter of resignation.
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Harriet, Good Bye

Harriet Miers has filed a request with the Bush administration to remove her name as nominee for the Supreme Court.
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In a 1993 speech by U.S. Supreme Court nominee Harriet E. Miers let loose with the suggestion that a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy was a matter of “self-determination.” Conservatives see Miers as one toke shy of a pot smoking hippie liberal as a result. Meanwhile, the chairman of […]

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Mier’s Help NOT Wanted Ad

A conservative group has just laid out a quarter of a million bucks for TV and radio time to pressure President Bush to withdraw Harriet Miers as Supreme nominee. The group, Americans for Better Justice, will air the first Miers-bash on the FOX network. The White House is backing Harriet and is prepared […]

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Harriet Miers is missing a paper trail. Yet President Bush vowed today that he will not release any White House legal documents written by the Supreme Court nominee for fear that it would break his track record of getting things done the Texas way - without information.
His concern was for privacy, saying […]

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Slate’s piece: The Many Faces of Harriet - Miers supports, opposes, and is neutral on Roe, all within 24 hours! paints a Bush administration nomination and strategy as well thought-out as the Katrina FEMA response.
The “goal” is to make sure that Pro Life side believes that Harriet will absolutely vote to overturn Roe v […]

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Senators Specter and Leahy have given Harriet Miers a failing grade on her questionnaire and have asked her to take it over again. Specter refered to her answers as “insufficient” while Leahy called her answers “incomplete to insulting”. We think she was used to the more “check off the box” […]

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Supreme nominee Harriet Miers said she would support a constitutional amendment to ban abortion, except when necessary to save a mother’s life, and would use her influence as an elected official to “promote the pro-life cause,” according to a 1989 questionnaire she provided Tuesday to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Super. See the Mercury […]

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Unable to quell the grumbling uber-right, President Bush will put the squiggly icing on his latest judicial cupcake next week by bringing in the former Texas justices to wink, nod and utter an occasional, “trust me,” while the President takes a well-deserved break to see a doctor about that nevous tick he’s developing.
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President Bush admitted Harriet Miers’ faith played a role in her nomination. (Well, it certainly wasn’t her judicial experience.) It was an attempt to placate the far right who have taken issue with the Miers appointment. Even though she’s an evangelical Christian, ultra conservatives fear that she’s not pro-war enough or that she may […]

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Quin Hillyer’s (Star Tribune) Quin Hillyer: Why this nominee is a supremely bad choice speaks to exteme cronyism, the joyful dumbing down of the what constitutes the Nation’s “greatest legal minds” and the yes-man bubble that has surrounded the Bush presidency, offering:
“…this president has ignored dozens of candidates with impeccable credentials — top law […]

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Senators Snowe and Collins vow to carefully scrutinize Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, yada yada… Press Herald
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“Lack of experience” is so 1970s. “Unqualified?” That’s your dad’s resume! Harriet Miers bursts onto the judicial scene sporting the latest in resume buzz and bling: stealth candidate.
Eleanor Smeal, Ms. Magazine Publisher, refers to Harriet Miers as a “stealth candidate,” with no paper trail nor visible, traceable qualifications for the job.
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William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, is Disappointed, Depressed and Demoralized at the Miers appointment fearing charges of cronyism are inevitable when your bud’, the President, calls you away from bagging groceries to, say, running the Department of Justice. Oh, and she’s not conservative enough. Any, yes… she has no judicial experience.
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Highest court in the nation seeks a closet evangelical with a “good heart” and no paper trail to reinterpret basic freedoms over the next half century while infusing Old Testament thinking into modern legalese. Legal experience a plus, but not necessary… will train the right individual. Harriet (the Spy) Miers, […]

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