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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Monday, October 3, 2005

Harriett Miers Nominated for U.S. Supreme Court

Normally, activities surrounding the United States Supreme Court have little impact on the wills, trusts, and estates area.  However, with the Marshall case on the docket involving Anna Nichole Smith, we must watch Supreme Court developments with a closer eye.

Earlier this morning (October 3, 2005), President George Bush nominated Harriett Miers to fill the slot being vacated by Justice O'Connor.  Ms. Miers is currently White House Counsel.  A graduate of the Southern Methodist School of Law,

Miers was the first woman president of the Texas State Bar and President Bush's former personal attorney. She moved to the White House with Mr. Bush, became an assistant and staff secretary and then Deputy Chief of Staff * * * [When] Alberto Gonzales, was named Attorney General, Miers took his job, White House counsel.

Bush Tabs Miers For High Court, CBS News, Oct. 3, 2005.


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