Miers Withdraws

Not much to say about Harriet Miers’ withdrawal today. She would have been a terrible Justice, very likely to have helped hand the president far more executive power than is really a good idea. The main question, of course, is who comes next. The main danger will be that it’s an equally terrible judge, from a substantive viewpoint, who just so happens to have “qualifications,” and he or she ends up sailing through the Senate.


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