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President Bush Nominates White House Counsel Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court

October 5th 2005

President Bush Nominates White House Counsel Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court

President Bush & Miers

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 10, 1945.

Ms. Miers received her bachelor's degree in Mathematics in 1967 and J.D. in 1970 from Southern Methodist University.

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 today.

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 Houston.

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By Dan Wilson
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