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Jonesboro, AR -- Brandi Hodges Reports

President Bush Nominates Harriet Miers as Next Supreme Court Justice

October 3, 2005 -- Posted at 3:17 p.m. CDT

JONESBORO -- On Monday President Bush named who he hopes will succeed Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Conner. His nominee is sixty year-old Harriet Miers who has served as a corporate lawyer and currently serves as White House counsel, but has never served as a judge. "Most of the nominees since the sixties anyway, have been sitting judges, "said Dr. Richard Wang of the Political Science Department at Arkansas State University.

Attorney Bobby McDaniel agrees that Miers will have a harder time getting confirmed, "There's not a track record to evaluate her from like a written opinion to express what her views are, so I predict that this nomination will have a lot more scrutiny than that of Judge Roberts.''

Newly confirmed Chief Justice John Roberts will probably make a good replacement for the late William Rehnquist, because they have similar beliefs. But as for Supreme Court Nominee Harriet Miers -- we have no idea what kind of replacement she will be for Justice O'Conner, who often served as a swing vote in the deeply divided court

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