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  • Miers on Abortion - from the Washington Post, et al

    10/26/2005 8:37:20 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 49 replies · 698+ views, et al ^ | 10-26-05 | TitansAFC
    Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers said in a speech more than a decade ago that “self-determination” should guide decisions about abortion and school prayer and that in cases where scientific facts are disputed and religious beliefs vary, “government should not act.” In an undated speech given in the spring of 1993 to the Executive Women of Dallas, Miers appeared to offer a libertarian view of several topics in which the law and religious beliefs were colliding in court. “The ongoing debate continues surrounding the attempt to once again criminalize abortions or to once and for all guarantee the freedom of...
  • The Last Line of Defense (Miers' Record Indicates She Is To The Left Of O'Connor)

    10/26/2005 11:40:46 AM PDT · by Ol' Sparky · 94 replies · 1,257+ views
    Red State.Org ^ | 10/26/05 | Leon H
    The Last Line of Defense By: Leon H · Section: SCOTUS Much hay is (rightly) being made today about this speech that Harriet Miers gave to the Executive Women of Dallas (EWD) in 1993. The transcript of this speech pounds another nail in the coffin of the hopes that Harriet Miers resembles Scalia or Thomas in the slightest - and gives further credence to the concern that Miers may actually be to the left of Sandra Day O'Connor. With each passing day, we are asked to discard more and more evidence that this woman is not a conservative, and that...
  • Senators reject Miers critics (RINO DeWine's launches tirade at conservatives)

    10/26/2005 12:40:47 AM PDT · by Ol' Sparky · 215 replies · 1,799+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/26/05 | Charles Hurt and Ralph Z. Hallow
    Senators reject Miers critics Senate Republicans yesterday dismissed conservative leaders' adamant opposition to the Supreme Court nomination of Harriet Miers. "This is absurd," said Sen. Mike DeWine, the Ohio Republican who sits on the Judiciary Committee. "We need to move on to hearings." "Enough is enough," Mr. DeWine said. "If I pick up one more paper and read about one more group that I've never heard of saying they're for Miers or against Miers -- it just doesn't matter at this point." Manuel Miranda, who has helped organize much of the opposition to Miss Miers, said this battle will not...
  • 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...
  • Miers backed diversity targets for Texas Bar

    10/21/2005 8:06:20 PM PDT · by Stellar Dendrite · 113 replies · 2,123+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 10-21-2005 | 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...
  • Slouching Towards Miers [Robert Bork]

    10/18/2005 9:43:27 PM PDT · by Stellar Dendrite · 204 replies · 4,699+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-19-2005 | Robert Bork
    Bush shows himself to be indifferent, if not hostile, to conservative values. With a single stroke--the nomination of Harriet Miers--the president has damaged the prospects for reform of a left-leaning and imperialistic Supreme Court, taken the heart out of a rising generation of constitutional scholars, and widened the fissures within the conservative movement. That's not a bad day's work--for liberals. There is, to say the least, a heavy presumption that Ms. Miers, though undoubtedly possessed of many sterling qualities, is not qualified to be on the Supreme Court. It is not just that she has no known experience with constitutional...
  • "Miers fix" is on in Texas

    10/17/2005 11:42:13 PM PDT · by Map Kernow · 18 replies · 799+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 18, 2005 | Jerome Corsi
    WND has learned from reliable sources within the Texas lottery scandals that pressure from prominent Texas Democrats, including former Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes, is being placed on Democratic senators considering the high-court nomination of Harriet Miers – whom Gov. George W. Bush appointed as chairwoman of the Texas Lottery Commission – to keep away from investigating the lottery scandals. WND was told, "The fix is on." Why? The corruption surrounding Texas lottery operator GTECH buying political influence in Texas was bi-partisan, reaching across from the administration of Democratic Gov. Ann Richards into the administration of Republican Gov. Bush. Texans who...
  • Miers vs Miers

    10/17/2005 10:11:16 PM PDT · by Stellar Dendrite · 34 replies · 641+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10-18-2005 | Bruce Fein
    Harriet Miers is ill-equipped to interpret the Constitution's separation of powers, a chief task of the United States Supreme Court. She may be summoned against herself to prove the point. On June 11, 1995, as a former president of the State Bar of Texas, Miss Miers cobbled together an alarmist letter urging then-Gov. George W. Bush to veto a free enterprise bill (H.B. 2987) enacted by the state legislature that allegedly trespassed on the powers of the Texas Supreme Court to regulate attorney's fees. The bill declared: "The [Texas] supreme court may not adopt a rule that interferes with an...
  • When Harriet met Chuck [Schumer comments on Meeting with Miers]

    10/17/2005 7:38:30 PM PDT · by Stellar Dendrite · 24 replies · 846+ views
    Newsday ^ | October 18, 2005 | GLENN THRUSH AND TOM BRUNE
    Senator finds his sitdown with Supreme Court nominee yields no insights and shows some weakness in law BY GLENN THRUSH AND TOM BRUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU October 18, 2005 WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers emphatically denied she's on a secret mission to overturn Roe v. Wade, Sen. Charles Schumer said yesterday after meeting with her and complaining that their discussion left him questioning her constitutional knowledge. Despite her assurances, the encounter left Schumer noncommittal on Miers' candidacy. Schumer told a throng of reporters camped outside his Capitol Hill office that Miers either withheld her opinions -- or didn't have...
  • Special Report: Miers Tells Specter that She Supports Griswold v. Connecticut ("Right to Privacy")

    10/17/2005 3:43:34 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 282 replies · 4,427+ views
    Fox News | October 17, 2005
    And that a "right to privacy" exists in the Constitution... Nothing more yet...
  • Miers' Texas Writings Reveal A Glint Of Liberalism (Souter In Skirts MEGA BARF Alert)

    10/14/2005 12:37:43 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 74 replies · 1,004+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/14/05 | Scott Gold And Richard A. Serrano
    She called for increased funding for legal services for the poor and suggested that taxes might have to be raised to achieve the notion of "justice for all." She praised the benefits of diversity, called for measures that would send more minority students to law schools, and said that just because a woman was the head of the state bar did not mean that "all unfair barriers for women have been eradicated." She was upset that although poverty was rising in Texas, impoverished families received a disproportionately small share of welfare and Medicaid benefits. ... Dallas lawyer Mark Curriden said...
  • Senate Democrats blast Republicans, praise Miers

    10/08/2005 12:38:58 PM PDT · by DallasMike · 19 replies · 507+ views
    Stingray: A Blog for Salty Christians ^ | October 8, 2005 | Michael McCullough
    Yikes, the Associated Press, in Senate Dems Defend Miers on Top Court Nod, points with glee how the Democrats are trying to take advantage of the rift between conservatives on Harriet Miers' nomination to the Supreme Court. Senator Mikulski is dead wrong -- the opposition to Miers doesn't relate to her gender at all, but is rather a battle between what The Black Republican calls Church Lady v. Ivy League. And, as Peggy Noonan states, there is a "great old American tradition of not really liking Church Lady. However, Mikulski is correct by saying that "a woman who was one of...