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U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Harriet Miers (withdrawn)
Harriet Miers White House photo Withdrawn October 27, 2005.

Resources in this category:
   A sampling of the Writings of Harriet Miers (October 3, 2005) (Time)
   ABA Federal Judiciary Committee (American Bar Association)
"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."
   Cover Letter and Completed Questionaire: Texas United for Life Political Action Committee to Ms. Harriet Miers by Price, William E. (April 11, 1989) (New York Times)
"Thank you for taking the time to meet with members of our PAC .... Please bring several copies of the enclosed candidate survey with you. We must have your completed survey in hand in order to conduct the interview.
   First Woman State Bar President Harriet Miers (June 1, 1992) (State Bar of Texas / Texas Bar Journal)
Interview "sharing her perspectives about issues facing the Bar and her goals fo the coming year."
   Harriet E. Miers Biography (White House)
   Harriet E. Miers, White House Counsel, Profile and Litigation Record (FindLaw)
   Harriet Ellan Miers Profile (October 3, 2005) (Washington Post)
   Harriet Miers (Wikipedia)
Biographical page.
   Harriet Miers Financial Disclosure Report by Miers, Harriet E. (October 18, 2005) (U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy)
6 pages.
   Harriet Miers Financial Statement by Miers, Harriet E. (U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy)
2 pages.
   Harriet Miers in Law School (1970) (Southern Methodist University)
   Harriet Miers Nominated for Supreme Court (National public Radio)
Collection of articles and documents about Harriet Miers, reaction to her nomination, and the confirmation fight.
   Harriet Miers Responses to Questionaire of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judicary (October 18, 2005) (U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy)
57 pages.
   Harriet Miers Responses to Questionaire of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judicary by Miers, Harriet E. (October 18, 2005) (U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy)
57 pages.
   Harriet Miers Supplemental Responses to U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Questionnaire by Miers, Harriet (October 26, 2005) (U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy)
   Harriet Miers Supreme Court Nomination (Wikipedia)
   Harriet Miers Withdraws Nomination by Barbash, Fred (October 27, 2005) (Washington Post)
   Information on Harriet Miers, Nominee for Justice of the Supreme Court (University of Michigan Law Library)
   Letter from Harriet Miers to Senator Leahy, October 19, 2005 by Miers, Harriet (U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy)
Supplement to initial questionaire response.
   Miers's Responses to Senate Judiciary Committee Questions (October 18, 2005) (Washington Post)
As released by the Senate Judiciary Committee. (html text version)
   Miers: More Foes, but More Fans, Too by Dunham, Richard S. (October 19, 2005) (BusinessWeek)
"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."
   News: Harriet Miers (Jurist)
Headlines and links.
   President Bush Names Harriet Miers as Top Counsel (November 17, 2004) (White House)
"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."
   President George W. Bush tours a canyon with White House Staff Secretary Harriet Miers at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, Friday, Aug. 9, 2002 (August 9, 2002) (White House)
President George W. Bush tours a canyon with White House Staff Secretary Harriet Miers at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, Friday, Aug. 9, 2002
   Profile: Harriet Miers (October 3, 2005) (BBC News)
   Published Writings of Harriet E. Miers, Nominee for Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Underwood Law Library)
   SMU Alumna Harriet Miers Nominated to U.S. Supreme Court (Southern Methodist University)
Brief background and photos.
   Specter-Leahy Request More Information From Miers - Specter-Leahy Request More Information From Miers by Spector, Arlen & Leahy, Patrick (October 19, 2005) (U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy)
"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. "

Response requested by October 26, 2005.

   Supreme Court Nominations - Harriet E. Miers - Selected Resources in the Law Libary Reading Room (Law Library of Congress)
Articles, books, and web resources.
   Text of Miers's Letter to President Bush by Miers, Harriet Ellan (October 27, 2005) (Washington Post)
   The Harriet and George Letters (October 12, 2005) (The Smoking Gun)
"The Bush-Miers letters were among more than 2000 pages of documents released this week by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission."
   The Harriet Miers Confirmation (PBS NewHour with Jim Lehrer)
Reports, in text and RealAudio, biographies of key players, resources on the confirmation process, teacher resources including lesson plans.
   The Miers Nomination (ALM Properties, Inc.)
Collection of news articles covering of the Miers nomination in from National Law Journal, Texas Lawyer, and Associated Press.
   The Real Harriet Miers (October 4, 2005) (BusinessWeek)
"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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