A propósito da recente nomeação do Presidente Bush, da advogada Harriet Miers para o Supremo Tribunal, achei interessante este artigo de George F. Will no Washington Post:
" (...) It is not important that she be confirmed because there is no evidence that she is among the leading lights of American jurisprudence, or that she possesses talents commensurate with the Supreme Court's tasks. The president's "argument" for her amounts to: Trust me. There is no reason to, for several reasons.
He has neither the inclination nor the ability to make sophisticated judgments about competing approaches to construing the Constitution. Few presidents acquire such abilities in the course of their pre-presidential careers, and this president particularly is not disposed to such reflections. (...)
The wisdom of presumptive opposition to Miers's confirmation flows from the fact that constitutional reasoning is a talent - a skill acquired, as intellectual skills are, by years of practice sustained by intense interest. It is not usually acquired in the normal course of even a fine lawyer's career. The burden is on Miers to demonstrate such talents, and on senators to compel such a demonstration or reject the nomination."