On October 3, 2005, President Bush nominated Harriet Ellan Miers, his White House counsel and former personal attorney, to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court of the United States. Miers' nomintation was met with immediate criticism from Democrats and a number of Bush's usual allies on the right, who argued that her resume did not reflect the qualifications for a Supreme Court Justice. On Octuober 27, the Bush administration caved to the pressure from both Democrats and Republicans and withdrew the nomination of Harriet Miers.
To read Community Rights Counsel's news release in response to the nomination, click here.
To reach CRC's news release in reponse to the withdrawal of the nomination, click here.