White House counsel Harriet Miers speaks after being nominated by President George W. Bush to the Supreme Court on Oct. 3, 2005. She would withdraw later that month after intense scrutiny of her qualificiations.

White House counsel Harriet Miers speaks after being nominated by President George W. Bush to the Supreme Court on Oct. 3, 2005. She would withdraw later that month after intense scrutiny of her qualificiations.