Monday, October 03, 2005

Statement of AG Gonzales

Statement of Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales on the nomination of Harriet Miers to the U.S. Supreme Court:

"President Bush has made an exceptional choice in selecting Harriet Miers as his nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States. I have worked with her for many years and have seen firsthand her legal acumen and know that she will be a credit to the Court and this Nation. She has risen to the very top of the legal profession, earning the respect of all who know her. Ms. Miers would bring to the Court her brilliance, dedication, and her commitment to the rule of law and equal access to justice for all.

"Throughout her career, Ms. Miers has been recognized as a pioneer in the law. As the first woman president of the State Bar of Texas and as a dedicated public servant, she has been a role model for women and for all lawyers. I am confident that Ms. Miers will serve with distinction on the highest Court in the land."