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Miers will not withdraw nomination, White House says

[JURIST] Harriet Miers will not withdraw her nomination to the US Supreme Court, White House spokesman Scott McClellan told reporters [press briefing transcript] Thursday. McClellan, when asked if Miers might withdraw her name, insisted that, "no one that knows her would make such a suggestion." The Miers nomination [JURIST news archive] continues to be a favorite target [JURIST report] of conservative critics who have attacked her alleged lack of a clear judicial philosophy and continue to question whether she is the nation's top qualified nominee. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that prior to her nomination, a "last minute effort was made to block the choice of Ms. Miers, including the offices of Vice President Cheney and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales." AP has more.

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