October 4, 2005
Miers: Friendly to Business? Could Be an Illusion
Many leaders in the business community assume that Harriet Miers is pro-business. Indeed, some political commentators even go so far as to argue that Bush sacrificed conservative values for a pro-business judge. These views are shaky. The proponents base their conclusion on her high-profile business clientele when she was a practicing lawyer. This is not definitive. I have known many business lawyers who were not pro-business, they were pro-client; when given a public forum with no impact on their clients they were distinctly anti-business because they "knew the tricks." Someone who is pro-business (or is at least not anti-business) must have an underlying philosophy that embraces the economic and political benefits of capitalism. I do not see evidence of this kind of depth of understanding in her sketchy and obscure public record. Who knows?.
For my discussion on whether Chief Justice Roberts will be pro-business, see my post entitled: Will John Roberts Be Pro-Business?
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