Monday, October 03, 2005

No Experience

Once again, Bush is trying to appoint someone to a position, when that person has no prior job experience. First it was Michael Brown as head of FEMA, and now it's Harriet Meirs to the Supreme Court. As the Washington Post pointed out:

"If confirmed by the Senate, Miers would be a rare appointee with no experience as a judge at any level."

Yikes!

- Jean Chen

3 Comments:

At 1:24 PM, Blogger alena said...

Cool Blog, I never really thought about it that way.

I have a Hurricane Katrina blog. It pretty much covers hurricane related stuff.

Thank you - and keep up the thoughts!

 
At 6:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do Earl Warren, William Rehnquist and Rose Bird have in common? They were all chief justices (Bird in Calif.) who had no judicial experience before being elevated.

 
At 10:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No experience update:
During the past century, 17 U.S. Supreme Court justices had no experience as judges when they joined the court. Their pre-court positions are in parentheses:
—William Moody - served 1906-1910 (U.S. Attorney General)
—James McReynolds - 1914-1941 (U.S. Attorney General)
—Louis Brandeis - 1916-1939 (private law practice)
—George Sutherland - 1922-1938 (former U.S. senator; envoy to the Hague)
—Pierce Butler - 1923-1939 (regent, University of Minnesota)
—Harlan Fiske Stone - 1925-1946 (U.S. Attorney General)
—Owen Roberts - 1930-1945 (private law practice)
—Stanley Reed - 1938-1957 (U.S. Solicitor General)
—Felix Frankfurter - 1939-1962 (Harvard Law School professor)
—William O. Douglas - 1939-1975 (member of Securities & Exchange Commission)
—Robert Jackson - 1941-1954 (U.S. Attorney General)
—Harold Burton - 1945-1958 (U.S. Senator)
—Earl Warren - 1953-1969 (governor of California)
—Arthur Goldberg - 1962-1965 (Secretary of Labor)
—Abe Fortas - 1965-1969 (private practice)
—Lewis Powell - 1972-1987 (private practice)
—William Rehnquist - 1972-2005 (assistant U.S. attorney general)

 

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