"The Standing Committee on Federal Judiciary of the American Bar Association evaluates the professional qualifications of all nominees to the Supreme Court of the United States, circuit courts of appeals, district courts (including territorial district courts) and the Court of International Trade. The Committee's goal is to support and encourage the selection of the best-qualified persons for the federal judiciary. It restricts its evaluation to issues bearing on professional qualifications and does not consider a nominee's philosophy or ideology."
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"A continuing drumbeat of conservative criticism has increased opposition to Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers among grassroots Republicans ..., but President Bush's choice for the high court still maintains the loyalty of the vast majority of GOP loyalists and right-leaning voters."
"President George W. Bush today announced his intention to appoint Harriet Miers to be Counsel to the President. Ms. Miers will fill the position held by Judge Alberto Gonzales, following his confirmation by the Senate."
"Thank you for your responses to the Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire.
While your answers have been helpful to the Committee, there are some questions that we believe require clarification in order for the Committee to have the information it requires to thoroughly review your record prior to the hearing.
Please prepare a supplement to your responses, specifically addressing the areas outlined below with as much detail, particularity, and precision as possible."
Information for which supplementation is sought includes bar and court admission, memberships, public office, political activities and affililiations,
issues of law or public policy on which you worked on behalf of or in connection with a gubernatorial or presidential transition team, litigation handled, consitutional issues, party ot civil, legal or administraive proceedings, potential conflucts of interest, and "communications, including those about which there have been recent press reports, in which friends and supporters of yours, among others, were said to have been asked by the White House to assure certain individuals about your views. "
"Miers is, without doubt, one of the most loyal of Bush's inner circle, and she was the President's personal lawyer. "She is totally dedicated [to the President]," says Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.)."
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