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  • Michelle Obama: “You go, girl!” - Soon to be breaking barriers at the WH

    05/08/2008 9:25:36 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 48 replies · 90+ views
    Timesonline.com ^ | May 8th, 2008 | Ben Macintyre
    As the tall, poised black woman takes the stage in the vast indoor sports stadium, an extraordinary wave of sound runs through the 8,000-strong crowd and bounces off the rafters: a sort of deafening ululation, a wild, excited keening unlike anything I have heard at a political rally. “Good Ev-En-Ing Pittsburgh,” says Michelle Obama, with a rising cadence, and then a pause. “Are you ready?” After his victory in North Carolina, Barack Obama seems to be building an unassailable lead in the see-sawing Democratic primary race, and for months Mrs Obama has criss-crossed America as the warm-up act for her...
  • Miers Supported Minority Program for State Bar

    10/23/2005 5:00:29 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 47 replies · 1,236+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10/22/5 | Michael Janofsky
    When Harriet E. Miers, President Bush's Supreme Court nominee, was moving toward the presidency of the State Bar of Texas in 1992, she enthusiastically supported an effort by the group to guarantee positions on its board of directors to female and minority lawyers, her two immediate predecessors said on Saturday. The two former presidents said Ms. Miers had recognized the value in making sure the group's leadership reflected the state's diversity. Ms. Miers's position at the time, which was reported in The Washington Post on Saturday, concerns some conservative groups, who fear that her support for diversity may veil sympathies...
  • Mystery-Woman Miers (Has Supported ICC, Gay Adoptions, Tax Hikes; Some "Conservative," Huh...?)

    10/23/2005 5:34:36 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 310 replies · 3,374+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 10/03/2005 | Joseph Farrah
    WASHINGTON – Harriet Miers, President Bush's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace Sandra Day O'Connor, is on record as supporting the establishment of the International Criminal Court, homosexual adoptions, a major local tax increase and women in combat, WorldNetDaily has learned. While some conservative leaders and organizations were stunned by the appointment, most were not alarmed by the lack of a paper trail by the nominee who has never served as a judge at any level. But a profile of her positions as a leader of the American Bar Association, a Dallas city councilwoman and as presidential counselor...
  • President Questioned for Supreme Court pick Harriet Miers (Schlafly's Calm, Rational Questions)

    10/23/2005 2:47:26 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 54 replies · 2,343+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | 10/18/2005 | Phyllis Schlafly
    If U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts' confirmation hearing is any guide, we won't learn anything from Harriet Miers' confirmation hearing. So here are some questions we would like President George W. Bush to answer. You said, "Trust me." But why should we trust you when experience proves we could not trust the judgment of President Reagan (who gave us Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Anthony M. Kennedy) or President George H.W. Bush (who gave us Justice David H. Souter)? Are you more trustworthy than Reagan or your father? You said, "She's not going to change. ... Twenty...
  • Too Many Yes-Men ("Sen. Harry Reid More Enthusiastic About Miers" Than Fellow Conservatives)

    10/23/2005 2:37:36 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 37 replies · 819+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | 10/19/2005 | Linda Chavez
    We need a fool in the White House. No, I've not joined the leftist Bush-is-an-idiot crowd. The president is a smart man, but he's in deep trouble. And no one in the White House seems willing to tell him why, which is where an official fool -- or White House jester, if you prefer -- would come in handy. In the Middle Ages, the court fool was often the only person who could point out the king's foibles and live to tell about it. No less than some medieval castle, the White House can become a haven for yes-men (and...
  • Whose Agenda are you Parrotting When You Do NOT Support Miers?

    10/22/2005 9:19:11 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 426 replies · 3,842+ views
    Net Searches ^ | October 22, 2005
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  • President Will, Justice Powell and Chief Justice Wilkinson (HUGH HEWITT slaps little George Will)

    10/22/2005 8:11:57 PM PDT · by Checkers · 257 replies · 3,794+ views
    HughHewitt.com ^ | October 22, 2005 09:47 AM PST | Hugh Hewitt
    George Will is quite rightly recognized as among the two or three finest pundits of the last 25 years. Put aside his bow ties and his very well known love of baseball: Will has consistently produced entertaining and insightful prose over a very long period of time. It is simply wrong to reject Will as "no big deal." But he can and does throw spokes, and he did so in Sunday's column. From Will's column: "Last week's ruling divided the justices into unlikely cohorts, thereby providing a timely reminder that concepts such as ``judicial activism,'' ``strict construction'' and ``original intent''...
  • Harriet Miers's Blog!!!

    10/22/2005 4:15:15 PM PDT · by Cagey · 23 replies · 438+ views
    Harrietmiers.blog ^ | 10-22-2005
    CONTEST...PROCRASTINATING, DON'T TELL LEONARD Hi everyone! OK I'm not supposed to be blogging, I have to work on my Murder Boards and my Questionnaire (and might I add, its going to be the best questionnaire ever , I should apologize to future nominees for setting such a high precedent! J/K LOL... if only...) . Anyway I'm taking a short break just have to remind you, today is the deadline for the Call You're Senators logo contest. You probably thought I forgot... no way Jose, I'm a nominee of my word!! Also I should explain about "Don't Tell Leonard," Leonard Leo...
  • Miers Backed Race, Sex Set-Asides

    10/22/2005 1:13:56 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 146 replies · 1,965+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/22/05 | Jo Becker and Sylvia Moreno
    As president of the State Bar of Texas, Harriet Miers wrote that "our legal community must reflect our population as a whole," and under her leadership the organization embraced racial and gender set-asides and set numerical targets to achieve that goal. The Supreme Court nominee's words and actions from the early 1990s, when she held key leadership positions as president-elect and president of the state bar, provide the first window into her personal views on affirmative action, an area in which the Supreme Court is closely divided and where Miers could tip the court's balance. Her tenure at the bar...
  • Insiders see hint of Miers pullout

    10/21/2005 8:15:39 PM PDT · by Stellar Dendrite · 451 replies · 7,314+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10-21-2005 | Ralph Z. Hallow and Charles Hurt
    The White House has begun making contingency plans for the withdrawal of Harriet Miers as President Bush's choice to fill a seat on the Supreme Court, conservative sources said yesterday. "White House senior staff are starting to ask outside people, saying, 'We're not discussing pulling out her nomination, but if we were to, do you have any advice as to how we should do it?' " a conservative Republican with ties to the White House told The Washington Times yesterday. The White House denied making such calls. "Absolutely not true," White House spokesman Trent Duffy said. But a conservative political...
  • Fox News: Possible Miers Withdrawal? WH Reaching Out to Conservative Leaders for 'Plan B'

    10/22/2005 4:11:56 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 283 replies · 5,207+ views
    Fox & Friends Weekend
    Though not giving it much more than 'rumor' treatment, on Fox & Friends Weekend it was just reported that the White House is reaching out to GOP senators as to their recommendations for 'Plan B' in the event Miers is withdrawn. One of the F&F hosts clarifed that according to the information Fox has received, it is not WH aides who are doing the outreach directly, but conservative surrogates.
  • Conservative website launches campaign against Miers nomination

    10/22/2005 9:58:51 AM PDT · by Ol' Sparky · 7 replies · 288+ views
    The Problem For decades, the secular Left has used the Supreme Court as a means to bypass our constitutional legislative process and implement a radical left-wing agenda. Liberal special interest groups has consistently pushed for the nomination of justices who will uphold their radical positions, rather than justices who will decide whether those positions are truly justifiable under existing Constitutional law. Conservatives have fought back for years to return the Court to its rightful role as an interpreter of the Constitution (i.e. a strict constructionist body). We have finally arrived at a moment in history where this goal could now...
  • What Was Bush Thinking? - Conservatives snubbed by the Miers nomination…

    10/22/2005 10:13:04 AM PDT · by ParsifalCA · 9 replies · 229+ views
    theOneRepublic Journal ^ | 10/21/05 | Ryan Walsh
    With the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court has come great confusion and angst among conservatives. What was Bush thinking? Circumstances have endowed him with a rare opportunity to reshape the jurisprudential mold of the Supreme Court for decades, but he has squandered it in the name of cronyism. With Roberts, we got one of the best, most intelligent appellate lawyers in the country. With Miers, we got the former head of the Texas Lottery Commission. In effect, the President has snubbed the conservative legal movement, which has spent decades raising crops of undoubtedly well-qualified and brilliant jurists....
  • Miers' Answer Raises Questions

    10/22/2005 8:39:45 AM PDT · by VictoryGal · 38 replies · 904+ views
    L A Times ^ | 10/22/2005 | David G. Savage,
    WASHINGTON — Asked to describe the constitutional issues she had worked on during her legal career, Supreme Court nominee Harriet E. Miers had relatively little to say on the questionnaire she sent to the Senate this week. And what she did say left many constitutional experts shaking their heads. At one point, Miers described her service on the Dallas City Council in 1989. When the city was sued on allegations that it violated the Voting Rights Act, she said, "the council had to be sure to comply with the proportional representation requirement of the Equal Protection Clause." But the Supreme...
  • This is where I get off

    10/22/2005 7:13:03 AM PDT · by RyanM · 147 replies · 3,396+ views
    NRO - The Corner ^ | 10/22/2005 | Goldberg, Jonah
    Jonah bails entirely on Harriet... THIS IS WHERE I GET OFF [Jonah Goldberg ] My official position on Miers has been to criticize the selection, but give her the benefit of the doubt until the hearings. In other words, bad pick but she's the nominee so let's give her a shot. No more. After reading this story I'm officially against Miers. I'm with the Editors , Will, Frum, and Krauthammer. It's not just that Miers was in favor of racial quotas -- we'd pretty much known that for a while. It's the fundamental confirmation that she's a go-along-with-the-crowd establishmentarian. The...
  • Judge lays down own law: No all-white juries Transcripts reveal controversial stand

    07/25/2005 3:18:37 PM PDT · by toddlintown · 50 replies · 1,735+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 25, 2005 | Jeff Coen
    A judge's comments in recent months that she would refuse to seat an all-white jury have raised eyebrows at Cook County Criminal Court and questions about whether the judge acted inappropriately. "Folks, you all know I have a rule; I don't seat all white jurors," Circuit Judge Evelyn Clay said as a jury was being picked to hear a murder trial last month, according to court transcripts. -snip- Some lawyers who work at the Criminal Courts Building said they see no problem with a judge taking a stand for diversity on juries. "I see her now as a leader in...