President Bush Nominates White House Counsel Harriet Miers to the Supreme
October 5th 2005
President Bush &
President Bush nominated his
personal counsel Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court. She is
reported to be a born again Christian who opposes abortion. Some
conservatives including Michael Savage, George Will and US senators
have complained that the nominee lacks experience and the
credentials to serve on the Supreme Court.
John Roberts was first nominated
to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. But after the
death of Chief Justice Rehnquist Roberts become that replacement
nominee. Roberts was confirmed and is now the Chief Justice.
Harriet Miers will now be tested
by the Senate to replace outgoing O’Connor. She is no well known
and has bee the White House counsel. O’Connor was a Catholic and
converted to evangelical Protestantism in mid life.
Her membership in the Valley
View Christian Church in Dallas may indicate that she strongly
opposes abortion. The Church’s stance is that abortion is murder
and homosexuality is a sin. The President insists he never asked
her about abortion.
Partial Biography for Harriet Miers:
Harriet Miers was born in Dallas, Texas on August
Ms. Miers received her bachelor's degree in
Mathematics in 1967 and J.D. in 1970 from Southern Methodist
Upon graduation, she clerked for U.S. District
Judge Joe E. Estes from 1970 to 1972.
Ms. Miers came to Washington D.C. in 2001 and
began a period of distinguished and dedicated service that continues
She was appointed to be Assistant to the President
and Staff Secretary on January 20, 2001.
In 2003, Ms. Miers was promoted to be Assistant to
the President and Deputy Chief of Staff.
Ms. Miers has served as Counsel to the President
since February, 2005.
She is single and very close to her family: two
brothers and her mother live in Dallas and a third brother lives in
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