Jay Sekulow, who was involved in screening candidates for the Supreme Court vacancy, is predictably sanguine about the choice of Harriet Miers.
I have worked with Harriet Miers over the last several years and believe the President made a great choice. Miss Miers led the opposition to the American Bar Association's (ABA) decision to come out in support of Roe v. Wade and abortion rights. She stated that at a minimum, there should have been a vote of the ABA membership before they took such an extreme position.
Harriet Miers represents the conservative mainstream of judicial philosophy of interpreting the Constitution, not re—writing it. Once again, President Bush showed exceptional judgment in naming a replacement for Justice O'Connor. At a time when the high court is facing some of the most critical issues of the day — including a number of cases dealing directly with abortion and life issues — the person who replaces Justice O'Connor is critical. Miss Miers is an excellent choice with an extraordinary record of service in the legal community and is certain to approach her work on the high court with a firm commitment to follow the Constitution and the rule of law. I have been privileged to work with her in her capacity as White House counsel. She is bright, thoughtful, and a consummate professional and I enthusiastically endorse her nomination.
Hat tip: Jim Arlandson