October 9, 2005 |
With conservative criticism mounting over the nomination of Harriet E. Miers to the U.S. Supreme Court, President Bush defended his pick during his weekly radio address Saturday, saying he was delivering on what he promised -- "a good conservative judge." "I chose Harriet Miers for the court both because of her accomplishments and because I know her character and her judicial philosophy," he said. "Throughout her life, Ms. Miers has excelled at everything she has done.
October 4, 2005
Didn't President Bush promise to take his time and conduct a thorough and complete search for his Supreme Court nominee? He didn't look far in appointing Harriet Miers, a member of his inner circle. Why does he pretend? Why not say, I've made my choice and I'm not going to listen to anyone. If this weren't such a serious matter, it would be quite a joke on the American people. Women are not going to be happy just because the appointment is a woman. Minorities should be outraged. Of all the qualified people who should have been seriously considered, I find this appointment outrageous.
October 22, 2006 |
A three-judge panel in Fort Worth has dismissed the reprimand of a Texas Supreme Court justice who publicly endorsed his friend Harriet E. Miers after her short-lived U.S. Supreme Court nomination. In a ruling announced Friday, the panel of appeals court judges said Nathan L. Hecht did not violate state rules that bar judges from lending their office's prestige to boost the private interests of themselves or others, and from using their names to endorse candidates for office.
October 13, 2005 |
President Bush indicated Wednesday that Harriet E. Miers' religious beliefs were one reason he nominated her to the Supreme Court -- comments that drew quick criticism from liberal groups, which said religion should not be considered a qualification to sit on the nation's highest bench. Bush's remarks came on the same day that Christian leader James C.
October 12, 2005 |
Before President Bush nominated White House Counsel Harriet E. Miers to the Supreme Court, his deputy chief of staff, Karl Rove, called influential Christian leader James C. Dobson to assure him that Miers was a conservative evangelical Christian, Dobson said in remarks scheduled for broadcast today on his national radio show.
October 5, 2005
Re "Bush Selects Close Ally for Court," Oct. 4 Harriet Miers has never been a judge. The president nominated her simply because she, like his lamentable choice for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is a devoted lackey. It's time to say enough. Enough of Bush's fools, followers and fanatics. Enough cronyism and constitutional contempt. We need a real, experienced, moderate judge for the Supreme Court -- or we need a filibuster. SIMON GLICKMAN Los Angeles Once again the White House has shot itself in the foot!