Onetime Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers spent two hours Wednesday morning watching the court she never joined. She had a smile on her face as the court heard arguments in two stunningly technical cases. Sitting with other members of the Supreme Court bar, Miers might have been thanking her lucky stars that she, unlike the nine robed justices before her, could leave anytime.

It was a letdown kind of day after Tuesday’s marquee arguments in the high-profile campaign finance case McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission case. Wednesday had none of the glitter.

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