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Harriet Miers

Supreme Court of the United States
Withdrawn October 27, 2005

Harriet Myers
Photo: White House

On October 27, 2005, Harriet Miers' Supreme Court nomination was withdrawn in the face of far right-wing criticisms that she would not be a guaranteed vote to strike down a wide range of laws. In choosing a successor to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the President has the opportunity to engage in genuine bipartisan consultation with Senators to select a mainstream nominee to our third branch of government: the independent judiciary.

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Miers’ Withdrawal Shows Need for Advice-and-Consent with Senate, not Right-Wing Groups (10/27/05)
President should choose a mainstream Supreme Court nominee