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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:11 AM
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Seattle P-I editorial (Wed.): Withdraw Miers
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 12:12 AM by Newsjock
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/245036_miersed.as...

SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER EDITORIAL BOARD

President Bush should withdraw the nomination of Harriet Miers to the U.S. Supreme Court.

... It's not that there is so much wrong with Miers, as it is that there is not enough right about her.

Has she so much as handled a case involving the Constitution, written an article on a constitutional issue or taught constitutional law? In what memorable public debates on constitutional law has she partaken?

... Placed against our template of what a Supreme Court justice should be, the profound responsibilities that come with the job and the essential role of the judiciary in the balance of powers, Miers is not qualified, let alone exceptionally well so.

... Naming a justice to the Supreme Court is a rare and profound moment. The president and the nation can, and must, do far better.
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jaysunb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:23 AM
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1. Three Cheers for the SP-I
hits it on all cylinders !
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baby_bear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:47 AM
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2. The conundrum is whether she would be replaced by someone worse
There are many strident jurists (including female) whom I would hate to see nominated.
I just don't know what to think.

Should we agree with the P-I or not?

I think they should have waited for the hearings.

I don't want to make it too easy for Patricia Owens or Janice Rogers Brown to get the nomination.

b_b
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