Do You Want the Good News First, or the Bad News?
If you’re like me, you always want the bad news first.
Bad News: Harriet Miers is not a member of the Federalist Society.
Good News: Unlike John Roberts, Miers is unlikely to ever be confused about her possible membership:
WASHINGTON – In what appear to be some of her only public statements about a constitutional issue, Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers testified in a 1990 voting rights lawsuit that the Dallas City Council had too few black and Hispanic members, and that increasing minority representation should be a goal of any change in the city’s political structure.
In the same testimony, Miers, then a member of the council, said she believed that the city should divest its South African financial holdings and work to boost economic development in poor and minority areas. She also said she “wouldn’t belong to the Federalist Society” or other “politically charged” groups because they “seem to color your view one way or another.”
So, in addition to “Damn Republicans!” you can add: “Damn Federalist Society!”
P.S. Luckily, the ABA is not a “politically charged group” — sort of like the non-politically-charged mainstream media.
The more you learn, the more you like, huh?