Friday, July 01, 2005
The Supreme Court - Dark Clouds Gathering
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor decided to hang up her hat
This came as somewhat of a surprise. The age and state of health of Chief Justice Rehnquist made people believe that he would be the first to leave the Court. But Justice O'Connor beat him to the punch. The announcement from the Chief Justice cannot be too far off.
Now that Justice O'Connor has announced her retirement, the Bush administration must be delighted. This is what the conservatives were waiting for--the opportunity to fill two vacancies in the Court and make sure that the fine balance becomes a thing of the past.