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“What Miers Must Show”



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Charles Fried explains the qualities Miers must demonstrate in her confirmation hearings. He concludes:

We may grant that Miers is intelligent, decent, and hard-working. The hearings must convince us that she has the ability to understand both sides of a question, to reach sensible conclusions connected to established law, and to explain those conclusions in words that we can understand, whether or not we agree with them.


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