Bloggers Taking a Stand on Miers
N.Z. Bear is calling on bloggers to take a stand on the Harriet Miers nomination.
As regular readers will have gathered, I oppose the Miers nomination. My reasons are stated in great detail in a variety of posts, listed below. The short version is simple: Despite being substantially older than most recent nominees to the High Court, she has not produced a distinguished body of legal writing that would inspire sufficient confidence in her to merit a lifetime appointment as 1/9 of what amounts to our nation’s sitting constitutional convention.
I’ve been wrong before, thinking much the same thing about Clarence Thomas when he was appointed. I am still willing to be persuaded and her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee might wow me enough to believe this was a good appointment. But I can only base my judgment right now on what we’ve seen so far, which is far from impressive.
White House Considering Miers Pullout Options?
Miers Conference Call
Graceful Way Out for Miers?
Miers Questionnaire, Take II
Miers Asked to Provide More Detail on Questions
Ã¢€œRealÃ¢€ Conservatism Redux
Circling the Wagons on Miers (Stotch)
Bizarro Conservatism™ (Stotch)
On Harriet Miers (Stotch)
Miers Debate Shows Elite-Mainstream Conservative Divide
Conservatives Split Over Harriet Miers
Harriet Miers: Not So Mediocre?
Harriet Miers: Upon Further Review, Still Mediocre
Harriet Miers Nominee for Supreme Court
BushÃ¢€™s 2nd Supreme Court Pick Expected Soon
President Working on OÃ¢€™Connor Replacement
Update: Bear’s tracking page.