July 1, 2005

O'connor Retires

This is bit of a surprise:

Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court and a swing vote on abortion as well as other contentious issues, announced her retirement Friday. A bruising Senate confirmation struggle loomed as President Bush pledged to name a successor quickly.
Plenty of links and analysis at the SCOTUS Blog: start here.

Posted by Steve on July 1, 2005
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