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Bush names his lawyer...

as the next Supreme Court justice. Her name is Harriet Miers. She not a judge, no experience. Typical of Bush.

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I wanted Rogers-Brown. Doesn't matter who he picked, the Democrats are going to be obstructionists.

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Explain to me, please, why we should have someone with no experience on the Supreme Court?! This is absolutely astonishing. The Supreme Court is supposed to be for experiences judges with a LIFETIME of wisdom. Bush has made a mockery of it, just like he has with the rest of the government and everything he's touched.


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Explain to me, please, why we should have someone with no experience on the Supreme Court?! This is absolutely astonishing. The Supreme Court is supposed to be for experiences judges with a LIFETIME of wisdom. Bush has made a mockery of it, just like he has with the rest of the government and everything he's touched.
I think they call it cronyism. Now there's gonna be a big fight about her...what happened to being a "uniter not a divider"?

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as the next Supreme Court justice. Her name is Harriet Miers. She not a judge, no experience. Typical of Bush.
If you had done your history you would realize that most judges on Supreme Court had no past experiences as judges. A lot of them were Senators, Governors even Presidents such as Taft.
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If you had done your history you would realize that most judges on Supreme Court had no past experiences as judges. A lot of them were Senators, Governors even Presidents such as Taft.
Yep, because in this country we believe in politics over reason/truth/justice and all those other things that we supposedly stand for.


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Well, what else do we know about her? Is she a top trial attorney or a famous professor of constitutional law or something (both appropriate backgrounds IMO) ... or is she some sort of party hack? Does she have any especially outrageous doctrinal views, or is she middle of the road? The fact that she is not a judge isn't all that relevant in itself.

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Seems to me (from what I've read) this isn't that bad a pick.

She paid her dues in TX (not a hotbed of great legal theory but there's a huge East Coast bias when it comes to "great legal theory").

She's Bush's girl, no doubt about it - but she doesn't appear to be a right wing religious kook.

As for the bitching about this selection, everyone is going to bitch no matter who he chooses - that's just partisan politics as usual.

That said, looks like she can be attacked on whatever work she did for Bush in TX when he was the Gov. So her legal rep is only as good as Bush's legal track record.

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It was my understanding that the recently deceased Judge Rehnquist had no experience as a judge before being appointed to the Supreme Court as well? He was a lawyer but not a judge. Just thought I would throw that out their!
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It was my understanding that the recently deceased Judge Rehnquist had no experience as a judge before being appointed to the Supreme Court as well? He was a lawyer but not a judge. Just thought I would throw that out their!
Well for me personally, comparing someone to Rehnquist is not likely to garner my respect, as he was a racist ass who blackened the country with his bullshit.


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It's common for top trial attorneys/barristers/whatever to go straight to the bench of a country's highest court. That isn't the issue, at least not in my opinion. But I still don't know what this woman actually was (or, rather, is). Kiwi, can you tell us more or do we all have to go googling?

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As for the bitching about this selection, everyone is going to bitch no matter who he chooses - that's just partisan politics as usual.
Even though you are a Republican, I refuse to believe that you don't see the problem with Bush appointing a friend of his who has no judicial experience to the Supreme Court of the United States... the last group to defend our rights and liberties.


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It's common for top trial attorneys/barristers/whatever to go straight to the bench of a country's highest court. That isn't the issue, at least not in my opinion. But I still don't know what this woman actually was (or, rather, is). Kiwi, can you tell us more or do we all have to go googling?
Well she used to be chair of the Texas Lottery Commission

I'm sure that more than qualifies her to rule over life and death.


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I wanted Rogers-Brown. Doesn't matter who he picked, the Democrats are going to be obstructionists.
It still amazes me that people would actually want conservatives on the Supreme Court... and it amazes me even more that a gay person would want this.

You do realize that if Rehnquist had his way, it would be legal to shoot gay people on sight? But by all means, if you wish to live being absolutely oppressed, continue to support the Grand Old Party.


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