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New Miers documents show close bond to Bush

[JURIST] The Texas State Library and Archives Commission [official website] made public Monday over 2,000 pages of official correspondence and personal notes from US Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers [official profile; JURIST news archive]. The documents, which cover 1995 to 2000, focus on Miers' tenure as chair of the Texas Lottery Commission and do not include her views on social issues, nor do they relate to her involvement in President Bush's campaigns for governor and president. Instead, the documents reveal Miers' close ties to Bush, with notes from Miers calling Bush "the best governor ever" and referring to him as "cool." Over the weekend, Sen. Arlen Specter, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said that Miers could expect intense questioning on her qualifications for the job [JURIST report] and that Miers must be able to demonstrate that she will not make "back room deals" with the White House. Tuesday's New York Times has more.

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