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Monday, October 03, 2005

Bush Chooses Harriet Miers

Bush has choosen Harriet Miers as his nominee to the Supreme Court. From the SF Chronicle: "Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., had urged the president to consider Miers, according to several officials familiar with Bush's consultations with Congress." That in itself is scary enough.

Miers has never been a judge, and has mostly been in the background so far, so it is difficult to know what she believes. However, according to this website, "Until recently, president usually picked people for the High Court with whom they were personally familiar." and "The Constitution does not require that a justice on the Supreme Court have previous experience as a judge. Indeed, the Constitution doesn't require that justices even be lawyers."
"Fewer than half of the 108 people who have served on the Court had previous experience as judges."

All in all, this was a very interesting nomination.

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