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O’Connor’s Retirement


Here’s Presdident’s Bush’s remarks on Sandra Day O’Connor’s resignation. I suppose when someone retires one should be generous but Bush seems too generous in my estimation in his praise of O’Connor. Certainly, she hasn’t been as bad Souter and she was on the right side in the Kelo case. In this inflationary age, I would give her a C- as a judge.

Bush calls for all sides to be civil in the run up to a vote to replace O’Connor. Good luck.


I notice in her announcement, O’Connor states that her resignation becomes effective upon the nomination and confirmation of her successor. Gee, I hope the Dems don’t have 41 votes to block her successor and force her to serve anothe term.

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Another appointment like Thomas or Scalia is what the Court needs.


Too kind to O’Connor. But equally important and disappointing, a bland statement about the nomination process which says little about the stakes of a SCOTUS nomination, about judicial tyranny, or about the viciousness that we can expect from the Democrats.

Is W. ready to fight? Let’s hope so, because this initial statement is mush.


The "effective upon confirmation" is bad news indeed.

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