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Turley: Miers an “Amazingly Bad Choice”

By Judd Legum on October 3, 2005 at 10:12 am

"Turley: Miers an “Amazingly Bad Choice”"

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George Washington University Professor Jonathan Turley shares his views about the Myers selection:

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COURIC: Now let’s turn to Jonathan Turley, a George Washington University law school professor. Jonathan, good morning. I understand you believe most academics will not be supporting this selection. Why?

TURLEY: Quite frankly, I think this is an amazingly bad choice for the Supreme Court. No one would put Harriet Miers on the list for the Supreme Court. She just doesn’t have the resume for it. I don’t mean to be cruel, but this is a time where we have to be frank. The Supreme Court is a court that effects the lives of all Americans. Her background says very little to qualify her for that type of nomination, being the head of the Texas lottery or in the Dallas City Council are not the type of credentials that you look for. The last time we saw something like this was before this when Lyndon Johnson selected his attorney that represented him in an election dispute. But Abe Fortis who taught at Yale Law School was one of the best appellate at attorneys of his age. Harriet Miers doesn’t have that background.

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