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October 20, 2005

Time out of joint

Another example of that famed attention to detail:

President Bush’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Harriet Miers, provided erroneous and incomplete information to the Senate Judiciary Committee about her membership on a Board of Directors for a real estate investment company, RAW STORY has learned.
Miers also neglected to mention a class action lawsuit that accused the firm, Capstead Mortgage, of violating federal securities laws. The suit, which was later dismissed, came during the period Miers failed to include in her responses to the Senate questionnaire.
According to Capstead’s 1999 annual report […] filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Miers remained on the board as late as March 9, 2000. Miers opted not to stand for re-election, and in April of 2000, the former senior managing director at Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc., Howard Rubin was voted on to the board and replaced her as chair of the Audit Committee.
But Miers 57-page questionnaire returned to the Senate on Tuesday claimed that her tenure at Capstead lasted only from January 1993 to 1997 (link).
The embattled nominee is already under fire from members of her own party. Senators from both parties have questioned other answers she gave on her application, saying that her responses were “insufficient.” One Democrat went so far as to say her answers “range from incomplete to insulting.”

Much more at Raw Story.

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