Notre Dame law professor, and occasional Bench Poster Rick Garnett, praised the Miers choice in this morning’s Associated Press story.
“Harriet Miers, like Justice O’Connor, has been a trailblazer and a pioneer,” said Rick Garnett, a law professor at Notre Dame and former law clerk to the late Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. “Like Justice O’Connor, Ms. Miers has broken through barriers in the law, serving as a leader and role model, and impressing everyone with her decency and her sharp intellect. She would be a worthy and appropriate successor to Justice O’Connor, and would carry to the court a commitment to constitutionalism, judicial restraint, and the rule of law.”I have great respect for Rick and am inclined to trust his judgment. If likes the pick, that is definitely something to keep in mind.