Last updated: July 22. 2013 9:35AM - 46 Views
DAVID ESPO
AP Special Correspondent



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WASHINGTON - In a striking defeat for President Bush, White House counsel Harriet Miers on Thursday abandoned her bid to become a Supreme Court justice after three weeks of brutal criticism from fellow conservatives. The Senate's top Republican predicted a replacement candidate within days.
Miers said she ended her quest for confirmation because the Senate was demanding documents and information detailing her private advice to the president. “I am concerned that the confirmation process presents a burden for the White House,” she wrote in a letter to Bush expressing her wish to drop the nomination.
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