O'Connor to Retire From Supreme Court

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WASHINGTON - Justice
Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court and a key swing vote on issues such as abortion and the death penalty, said Friday she is retiring.


O'Connor, 75, said she will leave before the start of the court's next term in October, or when the Senate confirms her successor. There was no immediate word from the White House on who might be nominated to replace O'Connor.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050701/ap_...;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl
 

jemcam

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Yeah, I'm glad to see it, but I have a feeling this really is going to end up needing to be in P&N.
 

OutHouse

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wow now if we can get a couple other of the old geezers to quit this country will be better off.
 

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Originally posted by: Phoenix86
This really belongs in P&N. It's both political, and news...
Like the other 25 recent threads about the supreme court in OT????


:disgust:
 

Phoenix86

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Originally posted by: yellowfiero
Originally posted by: Phoenix86
This really belongs in P&N. It's both political, and news...
Like the other 25 recent threads about the supreme court in OT????

:disgust:
This will get very political very fast, watch.

Heck, I'm one of the people that doesn't mind light P&N in OT. This won't be a light discussion, but whatever...
 

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Originally posted by: Hammer
i knew it! that totally explains why rehnquist is toughing it out.
What do you mean? Why wouldn't Rehnquist retire at the same time??
 

Amused

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Originally posted by: nakedfrog
I wish she would wait three more years.
Why? So the next appointee can be even more liberal, thus strengthening this eminent domain crap decision?

Sandra was a swing vote who dissented on the ED vote. Bush replacing her is a GOOD thing. Replace her with a liberal judge and you can kiss your proerty rights goodbye forever.
 

nakedfrog

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Originally posted by: Amused
Originally posted by: nakedfrog
I wish she would wait three more years.
Why? So the next appointee can be even more liberal, thus strengthening this eminent domain crap decision?

Sandra was a swing vote who dissented on the ED vote. Bush replacing her is a GOOD thing. Replace her with a liberal judge and you can kiss your proerty rights goodbye forever.
You think whoever he picks would be any better? I just have no trust in Bush's decision making capabilities--nor whoever coaches him on the decision. It won't be in favor of the American people or the Constitution. I have no problem with her being replaced--I just don't want him in charge of it.
 

OrByte

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Originally posted by: nakedfrog
Originally posted by: Amused
Originally posted by: nakedfrog
I wish she would wait three more years.
Why? So the next appointee can be even more liberal, thus strengthening this eminent domain crap decision?

Sandra was a swing vote who dissented on the ED vote. Bush replacing her is a GOOD thing. Replace her with a liberal judge and you can kiss your proerty rights goodbye forever.
You think whoever he picks would be any better? I just have no trust in Bush's decision making capabilities--nor whoever coaches him on the decision. It won't be in favor of the American people or the Constitution. I have no problem with her being replaced--I just don't want him in charge of it.
I tend to agree.

I wonder why she is retiring?

 

Scarpozzi

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Originally posted by: jemcam
Yeah, I'm glad to see it, but I have a feeling this really is going to end up needing to be in P&N.
It's about time. Old people suck. :p
 

Goosemaster

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Renquist is a history buff. One of the reasons that he is staying with the court is because he wants to be the longest serving judge
 

KoolAidKid

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Originally posted by: Amused
Originally posted by: nakedfrog
I wish she would wait three more years.
Why? So the next appointee can be even more liberal, thus strengthening this eminent domain crap decision?

Sandra was a swing vote who dissented on the ED vote. Bush replacing her is a GOOD thing. Replace her with a liberal judge and you can kiss your proerty rights goodbye forever.
Just out of curiosity, why did you refer to O'Connor by her first name and Bush by his last?
 

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