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HOUSTON, Oct 8, 2005 (UPI via COMTEX) -- After the nomination of Harriet Miers to the next Supreme Court the examination of her life began, including her love life.

Miers had a 30-year relationship with Nathan Hecht, a conservative member of the Texas Supreme Court. They never married, but maintain a relationship that doesn't interfere with their true love -- work -- the Los Angeles Times said.

"I think they thought seriously about getting married," Dallas commercial litigation attorney Brady Sparks, a friend of the two told the Times. "They both decided that it just wasn't in the cards for the agenda they both wanted, and that was to do about three lifetimes worth of work in one lifetime."

In recent days Republicans have been pushing Hecht, one of the most conservative members of the Texas Supreme Court, to vouch for Miers' conservative views. Hecht has spoken to reporters and advocacy groups in favor of his long-time friend.

He doesn't like to discuss their relationship, but says they don't spend a lot of time discussing hot political topics.


Copyright 2005 by United Press International

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