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Miers withdraws Supreme Court nomination

White House counsel Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination as U.S. Supreme Court justice this morning.

Miers sent a letter to President Bush that outlined objections to her nomination. She said she was concerned that Senate requests for White House documents, or testimony about her work at the White House, would pose an obstacle to her confirmation [Letter].

Bush responded that he accepted her withdrawal. He said the requests for White House documents would "undermine" the executive branch [Letter].

Get the Story:
Harriet Miers Withdraws Nomination (The Washington Post 10/27)
Miers Failed to Win Support of Key Senators and Conservatives (The New York Times 10/27)
Miers's Autonomy Will Be at Issue (The Washington Post 10/27)
Nominee Is Pressed on Her Abortion Views (The New York Times 10/27)

Miers Senate Questionnaire:
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