HARRIET MIERS
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President Bush nominated Harriet Miers to Supreme Court
October 3, 2011
On October 3, 2005, President George Bush nominated White House counsel Harriet Miers to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor as an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court. Miers faced ideological criticism from conservative activist groups, frustrated questioning from the Senate Judiciary Committe....... [more]

Harriet Miers withdrew Supreme Court nomination
October 27, 2010
On October 27, 2005, US Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination, expressing concern that the confirmation process would present "a burden for the White House and our staff that is not in the best interest of the country." Miers went on to say that efforts to obtain documents duri....... [more]

House committee documents show Rove involved in US attorney firings
August 12, 2009
The US House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday released testimony and e-mails purporting to show that Bush administration political advisor Karl Rove was involved in the firing of nine US Attorneys in 2006. Among the 5,400 pages of documents released by the committee are e-mail communications between R....... [more]

Rove, Miers agree to testify on US attorney firings before House committee
March 5, 2009
Former White House advisor Karl Rove and former White House Counsel Harriet Miers will provide testimony before the US House Judiciary Committee concerning the firing of US Attorneys, allegedly for political reasons, the committee announced Wednesday after reaching an agreement with Bush administra....... [more]

DC Circuit grants permanent stay blocking forced testimony on US Attorney firings
October 7, 2008
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Monday stayed a district order requiring senior Bush administration officials to give the House Judiciary Committee information about the forced resignations of nine US attorneys. In July, a federal district judge rejected claims of ex....... [more]

DC Circuit issues temporary stay blocking Miers testimony
September 6, 2008
The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has issued a temporary stay delaying the enforcement of a district court ruling compelling the testimony of former White House Counsel and US Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers before the House Judiciary Committee in connection with the US Attorneys firing....... [more]

Federal judge rejects White House privilege claims in Miers subpoena case
July 31, 2008
A judge in the US District Court for the District of Columbia Thursday rejected arguments that senior White House officials are protected from congressional subpoena by executive privilege, ruling that former White House legal counsel Harriet Miers must testify before a House committee regarding the....... [more]

Miers subpoena ruling [US DC]
July 31, 2008
Committee on the Judiciary, US House of Representatives v. Harriet Miers, et al., US District Court for the District of Columbia, July 31, 2008. Read the full text of the opinion. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here....... [more]

House lawyers slam White House executive privilege claims as broadest 'since Watergate'
April 10, 2008
The White House's interpretation of executive privilege to shield former White House Counsel Harriet Miers and current White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten from Congressional subpoenas represents the broadest construction of the doctrine since Watergate, lawyers for the US House Judiciary Co....... [more]

US Attorneys firing scandal subpoenas ruling [US DC]
March 10, 2008
Committee on the Judiciary, United States House of Representatives, v. Harriet Miers and Joshua Bolten, US District Court for the District of Columbia, March 10, 2008. Read the full text of the opinion. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here....... [more]

House judiciary panel files civil lawsuit to enforce Miers, Bolten subpoenas
March 10, 2008
The US House Judiciary Committee filed a lawsuit Monday to enforce subpoenas seeking information from former White House legal counsel Harriet Miers and White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten regarding the US Attorneys firing scandal. Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) said Monday:I....... [more]




WEBSITES

    Harriet Miers [Wikipedia]

    Harriet Miers [Washington Post]

    Harriet Miers [SMU Law]

    Harriet Miers materials [U. Michigan]

    Harriet Miers resources [LLOC]

    JusticeMiers.com [advocacy]

    WithdrawMiers.org [advocacy]

    Americans for Better Justice [advocacy]

    Miers nomination withdrawal letter