Saturday, October 22, 2005

Michael: Miers' SuperfundGate

A Texas panel awarded Miers $5 a square foot for Superfund pollution cleanup land worth .30 a square foot. Land condemnation sometimes overvalues land taken by the state. Jurys can be... what? No jury?

Nope. The condemnation was valued by a three-member panel staffed by a personal friend of Miers and a hard-core property rights activist, who were appointed by a judge that Meirs' law firm gave $5,000 in campaign donations. Appearance of impropriety anyone?

Let's just agree now that "SuperfundGate" is a great name for a scandal derailing a Supreme Court nominee, given the moat of toxic sludge the GOP has built around the beltway.

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