Monday, October 03, 2005

Bush Nominates Harriet Miers

President Bush nominated Harriet Miers to replace Sandra Day O'Conner on the USSC. She was Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff, and in November, 2004, she was named to be Counsel to the President to fill the position held by Judge Alberto Gonzales. She has no judicial experience, but neither did William Rehnquist when he was first appointed to the USSC.

Most recently, Harriet Miers served as Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary. Prior to that, she was Co-Managing Partner at Locke Liddell & Sapp, LLP. Previously, she was President of Locke, Purnell, Rain & Harrell, where she worked from 1972 until 1999. From 1995 until 2000, she was chair of the Texas Lottery Commission. In 1992, Harriet became the first woman president of the Texas State Bar, and in 1985 she became the first woman president of the Dallas Bar Association. She also served as a Member-At-Large on the Dallas City Council. Harriet received both her undergraduate and law degrees from Southern Methodist University.

Right Wing News did a special blogger poll on 9/25, and here are the results.

BlogWho do you think Bush will choose>If you were given the opportunity to make the pick, who would you choose?Who are the choices you really hope Bush doesn't pick?
The AnchoressHarriet MiersJanice Rogers BrownAlberto Gonzales
Balloon JuiceMichael W. McConnellEmilio Garza, Michael LuttigJanice Rogers Brown, Alberto Gonzales
Betsy's PageMichael LuttigAlice Batchelder, Emilio GarzaAlberto Gonzales, Harriet Miers
Captain's QuartersJanice Rogers Brown, Michael LuttigAlberto Gonzalez, Edith Hollan JonesEdith Clement, Alberto Gonzales
Daily PunditJanice Rogers Brown, Alex KozinskiAlberto Gonzales, Larry ThompsonAlberto Gonzales, Harriet Miers
IMAOMr. T, A special Unix command that compares laws to the ConstitutionPriscilla OwenAlberto Gonzales
JunkYardBlogMiguel EstradaJanice Rogers BrownAlberto Gonzales and Harriet Miers
Patterico's PontificationsMichael Luttig, Samuel AlitoMiguel Estrada, Michael W. McConnellAlberto Gonzales
PoliPunditAnn CoulterJanice Rogers Brown, Michael W. McConnellAlberto Gonzales
QandOJanice Rogers Brown, Alex KozinskiEdith Brown Clement, Michael W. McConnellAlberto Gonzales
Red-StateEmilio GarzaMaura Corrigan, Julia Smith GibbonsAlberto Gonzales, Priscilla Owen
Right Wing NewsJanice Rogers Brown, Michael LuttigMichael Luttig, Priscilla OwenAlberto Gonzales, Harriet Miers
Sister ToldjahJanice Rogers Brown, Priscilla OwenJanice Rogers BrownAlberto Gonzales, Harriet Miers
Villainous CompanyMichael Luttig, Priscilla OwenMichael Luttig, Karen WilliamsAlberto Gonzales

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