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Kathryn — I haven’t talked to anyone in the McCain camp about this, but if they want to criticize Jay Sekulow, they will undoubtedly cite the Legal Times article from last year that alleged Sekulow has enriched himself (and his family) from the nonprofit ACLJ.  But perhaps more than that, Romney’s opponents will point to Sekulow’s enthusiastic support of the Supreme Court nomination of Harriet Miers.  From an October 3, 2005 ACLJ press release:

“Once again, President Bush showed exceptional judgment in naming Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court to replace Justice O’Connor,” said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ, who argues regularly before the high court and has a pro-life protest case at the high court this term. “At a time when the high court is facing some of the most critical issues of the day – including a number of cases dealing directly with abortion and life issues – the person who replaces Justice O’Connor is critical. Harriet Miers is an excellent choice with an extraordinary record of service in the legal community and is certain to approach her work on the high court with a firm commitment to follow the Constitution and the rule of law. I have been privileged to work with her in her capacity as White House counsel. She is bright, thoughtful, and a consummate professional and I enthusiastically endorse her nomination.”


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