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Monday, October 24, 2005

Re-thinking the Miers' Nomination

I know I'm going to take a lot of flack for this, but in light of the President's most recent statement in support of Harriet Miers, I'm re-thinking my opposition to her nomination. Ms. Miers is an extraordinary woman, she was a legal pioneer in Texas, and she has consistently been ranked as one of the top 50 women lawyers in the United States. It's true that she is not an intellectual giant like Antonin Scalia or John Roberts, but they are men, and we should not expect as much from a female candidate to the Supreme Court.

By the way, I think the critics were right. The conservative opposition to the Miers nomination was (and is) rooted in sexism. I, for one, will no longer take part in such bigoted attacks.

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