Skip to comments.Harriet Miers a replacement for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor? (DRUDGE HEADLINE)
Posted on 09/28/2005 5:49:04 PM PDT by KStorm
Just a headline, presently.
I read this rumor at confirmthem.com and at redstate.com neither take it too seriously. One person said, next they'll throw out Miss Beasley.
If I were in the Whitehouse I'd leak that it will be Mike Brown...just to mess with 'em.
Most recently, 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.
She's one that I haven't heard about.
Or Karl Rove.
Nov. 7, 2004
President Bush Names Harriet Miers as Top Counsel
President George W. Bush today announced his intention to appoint Harriet Miers to be Counsel to the President. Ms. Miers will fill the position held by Judge Alberto Gonzales, following his confirmation by the Senate.
"Harriet Miers is a trusted adviser, on whom I have long relied for straightforward advice. Harriet has the keen judgment and discerning intellect necessary to be an outstanding Counsel. She is a talented lawyer whose great integrity, legal scholarship, and grace have long marked her as one of America's finest lawyers. I have deep respect for Harriet and look forward to her continued counsel in this new role," stated President Bush.
Ms. Miers currently serves as Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff. Most recently, she served as Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary. Prior to joining the White House staff, Ms. Miers was Co-Managing Partner at Locke Liddell & Sapp, LLP, where she helped manage an over 400-lawyer firm. Previously, she was President of Locke, Purnell, Rain & Harrell, where she worked for 26 years. In 1992, Ms. Miers became the first woman elected Texas State Bar President following her selection in 1985 as the first woman to become President of the Dallas Bar Association. She also served as a Member-At-Large on the Dallas City Council. Ms. Miers received her bachelor's degree and J.D. from Southern Methodist University.
Wow, that'd be a name right out of the vest pocket.
No doubt that she's smart but why her? I think someone is blowing smoke.
Or Tom Delay.
If you don't mind reading the WaPo, here's a pretty informative article.
I hope this is just a rumor, and that President Bush picks a tested judge who has been through the confirmation process and not his personal attorney. I still have my fingers crossed for Janice Rogers Brown.
I agree .. because you know the first thing the dems are going to want is her communications with the President. Which are priviledged .. and because they are the dems will whine all over the place that they don't have enough info to vote on her.
I don't care - I trust the President to pick the person HE wants.
Anyone know if she is Pro-Life?
While I'm sure Harriet Miers is a very good lawyer, she does not have the kind of credentials that Roberts or any of the Supremes have: she went to a third tier law school (US news ranks as #52, first tier is the dozen or so schools who make one or another top ten ranking, second tier is the next 20-odd schools that make one or more top 25 lists) and has never been a law clerk to a major league (Court of Appeals or Supreme Court) judge. However good she is, she will not be taken seriously as a candidate.
how about Judge Judy!
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