Harriet Miers Withdraws as High Court Nominee
October 27, 2005 White House counsel Harriet Miers, President Bush's nominee to succeed Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court, has withdrawn as a candidate for the position. Miers faced criticism from both Democrats and Republicans.
October 27, 2005 From the outset, President Bush's nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court revealed a public rift with his conservative base. Mara Liasson looks at how Miers' withdrawal will affect the president politically and what qualifications he might seek in the next high court nominee
October 27, 2005 News that Harriet Miers is withdrawing from consideration for a Supreme Court appointment produced varying reactions. There was relief that the controversy over her nomination is over. There were also calls for President Bush to come up with a replacement who will have more of a legal track record.