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Monday, October 03, 2005

Harriet Miers Nominated for SCOTUS

The story above is a decent overview of her career, and she just might not be insane (she also just might not be qualified). I'm sure there will be plenty more to report in coming days.

At the same time, he said he looked forward to the "process which will help the American people learn more about Harriet Miers, and help the Senate determine whether she deserves a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court."

Reid had personally recommended that Bush consider Miers for nomination, according to several sources familiar with the president's consultations with individual senators. Of equal importance as the White House maps its confirmation campaign is that the Nevada Democrat had warned Bush that the selection of any of several other contenders could trigger a bruising partisan struggle.

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid was complimentary, issuing a statement that said he likes Miers and adding "the Supreme Court would benefit from the addition of a justice who has real experience as a practicing lawyer."

Nevertheless, Salon cites some people as saying Miers won't be confirmed-- she isn't right-wing enough for the GOP or moderate enough for Democrats. And that her resume leaves a lot to be desired.