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Miers hearings expected to run over White House schedule

[JURIST] Senators predicted Thursday that the confirmation hearings for US Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers [JURIST news archive], scheduled to begin November 7th [JURIST report], will probably not finish before Thanksgiving as hoped for by the White House. Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) [official profile], the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee [official website] who earlier criticized Miers' questionnaire answers [JURIST report] as “incomplete” and “insufficient” after she failed to mention Texas and DC bar suspensions for non-payment of dues, said "we may not finish before Thanksgiving. We're going to have to take whatever time we need. We do not have much paperwork. We do not have much of a record." AP has more.


 Text: Miers responses | Op-ed: Two Cheers for Harriet Miers

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