Skip to comments.Jones v Bush Harriet Miers Lead Attorney 12th Amendment Case
Posted on 10/14/2005 7:05:23 PM PDT by jwalsh07
Harriet Miers opposition in Jones v. Bush was Sanford Levinson (BA-Duke, PhD-Harvard, JD-Stanford), the "W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair in Law" at the University of Texas School of Law, author of over 200 articles in professional and more popular journals, co-author of a leading constitutional law casebook, who's also been a visiting law prof at Harvard, Yale, NYU, and BU." (info on Levinson courtesy of Beldar)
Perhaps Sander Levinson, a high powered legal beagle with all the right pedigree who got his butt kicked in trail court, the appeals court and at the SCOTUS where they denied cert:
"This is a person who has almost no experience doing constitutional law, and the one case she is involved with is on a subject almost no one has talked about, at a time of extraordinary partisan interest," he said. "The only thing to infer from this is that she's a good lawyer."
I'd say that Mr. Levinson was a bit understated. :-}
The link is a pdf file.
On or about July 21, 2000 Secretary Cheney declared his intent to return to his home state ofWyoming. Ps. App. 3. On or after that date, and before today, he traveled to Wyoming and registered to vote there, requested withdrawal of his Texas voter registration, voted in Wyoming in two elections, obtained a Wyoming driver's license (which, in turn, resulted in the voiding of his Texas license), and sold his Texas house. Id. at 4--5, 16; Ds. App. 2, 7. n13 He advised the United States Secret Service that his primary residence [**22] is his home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and he retired from employment with Halliburton. Ps. App. 4. He also requested that the United States Postal Service rescind a prior order on file in Teton County, Wyoming to forward mail to Dallas, Texas. Id. at 8. One of his four vehicles is registered in the state of Wyoming and is physically located there. Id. at 5.
What is this decision supposed to prove? That someone who could under those circumstances prove that Cheney is from Wyoming is a genius?
W doesn't speak very well when he's off-the-cuff. But, W is the kinda guy you'd like to have a beer with, his articulation be damned.
OTOH, John Kerry is impeccable in his speech and grammar. He's just so damned boring and duplicitous that his manner of speaking is incidental to his dreadful personna.
I'm a stickler for proper grammar, but, I'm just a software sales rep here in Texas. Miers writes in a stilted style, but she's in the White House.
I've met lots of folks who are great speakers, but write like third graders. Others write like Shakespeare, but can't utter a coherent paragraph.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's opinions are written masterpieces, but almost always bastardizations of the law.
The want the bar as low as possible when the hearing starts !
But I'm not gonna bang my head against any walls. And evidently your a wall.
Cool! Defend yourself for your next DUI........
There goes the "common man arguement"
Where are the briefs?
Never had one and doubt I ever will.
Yup, very complicated corporate law crap way above my pay grade. And Microsoft kept retaining her. Kind of craps in the bed of those arguing the woman is a mental midget, no?
Yes. We need ivy league lawyers like coulter, wills or kristol to understand the "common man" and spell argument...
Please read the article. No earth shattering cases. It refutes everything you say.
Tell me how a Corporate Lawyer is "the man on the street".
For those of you who may not have read the .pdf file.
No briefs are included in the documentation. It is thus difficult to judge what arguments on defendants behalf swayed the court in their favor. Ms. Miers was one of three counsels from Locke Liddell & Sapp representing then Governor Bush. Dick Chaney had two firms representing him from Dallas and Washington. Attorney General John Cornyn and two of his assistants represented defendent Ernest Angelo on behalf of the Texas Electors. Lawrence Kaplan, Pro se, represented the defendants. Kaplan also filed an amicus brief on the behalf of a citizens organization for the defendants.
LOL, that garbage refutes nothing I've said.
Meanwhile, back at One First Street, Ted Olson was at the Supreme Court representing George W. Bush in the case of Bush V. Gore.
I gave a link to the briefs further down the thread. A little slower on the trigger pardner.
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