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  • Novak: Starr's choice (Ken backs Miers; backed O'Connor in 1981

    10/15/2005 1:20:17 PM PDT · by Ol' Sparky · 10 replies · 366+ views
    Townhall ^ | 10/15/05 | Robert Novak
    STARR'S CHOICE In choosing Kenneth Starr to vouch for the social conservative credentials of Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, Dr. James Dobson picked a man who 24 years ago as a Justice Department official did the same for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Former Whitewater prosecutor Starr, now law school dean of Pepperdine University, appeared on conservative activist Dobson's radio program Wednesday. Starr called Miers "a very, very strong Christian [who] should be a source of great comfort and assistance to people in the households of faith around the country." In 1981, Starr advised President Ronald Reagan of O'Connor's pro-life stance...
  • Did Miers Allow Armed Forces to Flout Law?

    10/15/2005 1:54:46 PM PDT · by Ol' Sparky · 11 replies · 506+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 10/14/05 | Elaine Donnelly
    Did Miers Allow Armed Forces to Flout Law? by Elaine Donnelly Posted Oct 14, 2005 There is no reason to doubt the integrity of Harriet Miers, a person whom President Bush trusts and has nominated to the Supreme Court. There is reason for concern, however, about her actions as White House counsel on legal matters affecting the military. Miers does not have a judicial paper trail, but to the greatest extent possible the Senate should consider her record as the Presidentís chief legal adviser. The Office of White House Counsel sits at the intersection of law, politics and policy. Given...