Monday, October 3, 2005

  • Bush Nominates Longtime Friend and Attorney Harriet Miers for Supreme Court

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    President Bush has selected White House counsel Harriet Miers to replace retiring Suprem Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. If confirmed, Miers–who has never served as a judge–would become the third woman to serve on the Supreme Court. Last year, Legal Times reported that Miers "has long been one of the most discreet, most private, and most protective members of George W. Bush’s inner circle." [includes rush transcript]

  • Orleans Parish DA Eddie Jordan on Racial Stereotyping, Police Looting and Private Military Contractors

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    We speak with the District Attorney of Orleans Parish, Eddie Jordan about the grossly exaggerated reports of multiple murders and criminal mayhem in New Orleans in the days after hurricane Katrina hit. Jordan says, "I’m pleased that there was very little bloodshed, but it seems to me that the national media outlets had an obligation to verify the charges [of violence] being made by some of the evacuees and some of the public officials." [includes rush transcript]

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