Miers and the Public's Right to Know
NPR.org, October 20, 2005 · With a relatively limited public career, Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers will face questions from both sides of the aisle about her judicial philosophy when she appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Taking Issue asks whether justice is served when nominees refuse to answer questions about widely debated issues such as abortion and the death penalty. Does the public have a right to know where a nominee stands or does giving voice to an opinion compromise a judge's role as an impartial arbiter?
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