Miers: “Our legal community must reflect our population as a whole.”

We’re probably all getting tired of Miers, but her nomination hasn’t been withdrawn yet, and in the meantime stuff keeps happening. Now it turns out that as head of the Texas Bar Association she backed quotas and set-asides aimed at achieving racial and sex proportionality in the legal profession. Diversity has been a major theme for Miers, as how could it not be, she being a typical member of the bureaucratic corporate elite. Still, this is not the mold of Thomas and Scalia, is it? The Freepers are responding appropriately.

But here’s a hopeful sign (though some Freepers doubt the story is true) that the agony may soon be over. The Washington Times reports:

The White House has begun making contingency plans for the withdrawal of Harriet Miers as President Bush’s choice to fill a seat on the Supreme Court, conservative sources said yesterday.

“White House senior staff are starting to ask outside people, saying, ‘We’re not discussing pulling out her nomination, but if we were to, do you have any advice as to how we should do it?’” a conservative Republican with ties to the White House told The Washington Times yesterday.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 22, 2005 01:05 AM | Send

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