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Bush confident on Miers confirmation despite conservative concerns

[JURIST] President Bush Friday expressed confidence that US Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers [official profile] will be confirmed as a justice, despite Republican senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) [official website] saying she will have to get past the "Souter factor" with conservatives who question her commitment to a clear conservative judicial philosophy. Meanwhile, Miers has been calling and meeting with conservatives who voiced concern over her potential role on the high court, saying she will not become a liberal or moderate if appointed to the bench. The Republican National Committee [official website] held a teleconference with conservatives earlier this week to try and reassure doubters that Miers is the right person for the job, explaining that she has been critical in the past on abortion and affirmative action issues. AP has more.

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