October 6, 2005


New Questions From the Right On Court Pick (David D. Kirkpatrick, 10/6/05, New York Times)

A growing chorus of conservatives from Republican senators to the columnist George F. Will cast skepticism on Wednesday on President Bush's selection of Harriet E. Miers for the Supreme Court, expressing worry not only about unanswered questions on her legal philosophy but also about her legal credentials.

"There are a lot more people - men, women and minorities - that are more qualified, in my opinion, by their experience than she is," Senator Trent Lott, Republican of Mississippi, told MSNBC on Wednesday. "Right now, I'm not satisfied with what I know. I'm not comfortable with the nomination, so we'll just have to work through the process."

Senator George Allen, Republican of Virginia, considered a potential presidential candidate, said that "people who I have a great deal of admiration for" had said they were "disappointed or deflated" by the choice.

"I want to be assured that she is not going to be another Souter," Mr. Allen said

Gee, that's all he wants? Okay, Senator Allen: She's not going to be another Souter.

Posted by Matt Murphy at October 6, 2005 1:07 PM

I also don't want another Sandra Day "racial preferences might become unconstitutional in 25 years" O'Connor, either. How confident are you of that?

Posted by: PapayaSF at October 6, 2005 2:01 PM
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