Straw in Wind
nebraskalawprof at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 3 21:16:53 PDT 2005
The World Magazine blog has a number of interesting posts about Mier, and here is one about her faith that perhaps says a lot about what she is:
Miers has been a member of Valley View Christian Church in Dallas for 25 years, where Hecht has been an elder. He calls it a "conservative evangelical church... in the vernacular, fundamentalist, but the media have used that word to tar us." He says she was on the missions committee for ten years, taught children in Sunday School, made coffee, brought donuts: "Nothing she's asked to do in church is beneath her." On abortion, choosing his words carefully for an on-the-record statement, he says "her personal views are consistent with that of evangelical Christians... You can tell a lot about her from her decade of service in a conservative church."
I like this a lot.She will bring refreshing religious diversity to the Court. And from my experience, the missions committee is where you often find the most committed members of a local church, the people with a true heart for sharing Christ with a lost world. She may be the real deal for conservatives.I am cautiously optimistic.
Douglas Laycock <DLaycock at law.utexas.edu> wrote:
For the very little it is worth, a reporter told me this afternoon he is getting cautious support from Democratic office holders and anger from leaders of organizations in the Republican base. Explanation may be that a complete unknown looks like a better bet to Democrats than to Republicans.
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From: conlawprof-bounces at lists.ucla.edu [mailto:conlawprof-bounces at lists.ucla.edu] On Behalf Of Matthew J. Franck
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I don't know what to think will happen. But I hope for the consummation Bobby describes below. And for the record, I wanted it when Roberts was nominated too. Republicans who ran interference for him may now wish they hadn't. If I had to bet, I'd say they will not now have the wit or courage to admit they were wrong, and run the risk of being called hypocrites.
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At 03:04 PM 10/3/2005, rjlipkin at aol.com wrote:
Does anyone think that Ms. Miers' confirmation hearing might begin to erode the permissibility of concealing your judicial philosophy from the Senate? I suggest this because conservative senators might seize the moment to interrogate her as severely as liberal senators might.
Robert Justin Lipkin
Professor of Law
Widener University School of Law
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