Harriet Miers Nominated To US Supreme CourtSan Francisco Bay Area 04 Oct 2005 14:37 GMT
On October 3rd, 2005, Bush nominated his personal lawyer, Harriet Miers, to the US Surpreme Court. Miers has never served as a judge. Her stances on legal issues are unknown to all except perhaps Bush's inner circle. Cases that will come before the Court will include issues such as abortion, euthanasia, and military recruiters on campuses. With Roberts as Chief Justice and Miers likely to get confirmed, there could be significant changes in the US legal system. There will likely be cases that deal with military tribunals in Guantanamo and the right of the President to declare US citizens enemy combatants, allowing indefinite imprisonment without a trial.