Friday, July 01, 2005

Sandra Day O'Connor to Retire

Surprise, surprise. With everyone speculating on the retirement of the ailing Rehnquist, Sandra Day O'Connor has just announced her imminent retirement from the Supreme Court. From the Associated Press:
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 expects to leave before the start of the court's next term in October, or whenever the Senate confirms her successor. There was no immediate word from the White House on who might be nominated to replace O'Connor.
Who wants to bet that any nominee to the right of Che Guevarra will trigger a filibuster due to "extraordinary circumstances" from the so-called "loyal opposition"?

Via The Jawa Report.