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Old 09-07-2005, 05:14 PM
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He's third billed as Stuart 'Stu' Dunmeyer on the imdb page.
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Old 10-03-2005, 12:51 PM
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For anyone interested, on monday, President Bush nominated Harriet Miers to replace Sandra on the Supreme Court.
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Old 10-03-2005, 01:02 PM
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Old 10-03-2005, 03:49 PM
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"Miers has no prior judicial service and has never argued a case before the Supreme Court."

Does this worry anyone?
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Old 10-03-2005, 04:32 PM
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"Miers has no prior judicial service and has never argued a case before the Supreme Court."

Does this worry anyone?

So there is no history of judgements from which someone can get an idea of the nominees' views on various subjects. Republicans have gotten very good at having their supreme court nominees answer questions without actually giving a definitive idea on where the nominee stands on certain issues. This has been seen with the recent apointment of John Roberts. Though I imagine since Justice O'Connor has agreed to remain on the court until the replacement is confirmed, this hearing process wont be as rushed as it was for Justice Roberts.
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Old 10-03-2005, 06:19 PM
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Well, in all fairness, a lot of supreme court justices weren't judges first. Chief Justice Earl Warren, for one. William Douglas, Thurgood Marshall. Louis Brandeis. William Renquist hadn't, when he was named to the court as an Associate Justice. It's pretty common. My fear is that Bush and his people seem to be willing to pick some real winners. "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job". There are some other nominees recently that have resumes that don't really match the job they're up for. Ms. Miers seems to be a competant and professional lawyer with a significant resume, at least. I'd be happier if she had more government experience. But let's face it - the biggest win for you is for Bush to know you personally, so he can "know your heart" as he so often puts it. Putting blind faith in those in your inner circle, and not trusting honorable people who aren't buddies with you is a great way for an administration to wind up with a huge amount of corruption and nepotism.
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