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Alert: Supreme Court Justices on Capitol Hill

Washington Post reporters are covering every aspect of Miers's decision to step aside. Here's a slice of life from Capitol Hill today as written by The Post's Charles Babington:

"While senators, aides and reporters continued to discuss the Miers withdrawal in scrums just off the chamber floor, a curious lunch crowd was gathering in the nearby LBJ Room. Democrats were holding their weekly 'policy luncheon' and the guests -- chosen weeks in advance -- were Supreme Court justices Antonin Scalia and Stephen Breyer. The planned topic, one Democratic staffer said, was 'judicial philosophy' and relations between the courts and the Congress."

And The Post's Juliet Eilperin pointed The Fix toward the statement by Focus on the Family Chairman James Dobson on Miers's withdrawal. "I believe the president has made a wise decision in accepting Harriet Miers's withdrawal as a nominee to the Supreme Court," said Dobson, who had initially expressed support for the nominee. "Based on what we now know about Miss Miers, it appears that we would not have been able to support her candidacy."

Ouch. Talk about kicking someone when they're down.

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 27, 2005; 2:28 PM ET
Categories:  Politics and the Court  
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