September 29, 2005

Rehnquist Gone Now Sandra Too?


Did you know......?

On Friday, July 1, 2005 Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court and a decisive swing vote for a quarter-century on major legal issues, announced her resignation effective upon the confirmation of her successor.

"This is to inform you of my decision to retire from my position as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, effective upon the nomination and confirmation of my successor. It has been a great privilege indeed to have served as a member of the court for 24 terms. I will leave it with enormous respect for the integrity of the court and its role under our constitutional structure." O'Connor wrote to Bush.

Now that Rehnquist has passed, Bush has nominated John Roberts as the next Supreme Court Justice and MSNBC says that this conformation should occur by this evening. Bush has yet another nomination to make to replace Sandra Day.
There are rumors that he wants to choose a woman to diversify the court, but can you imagine a
Republican Woman on the bench?
Oh mannn, this is so sad.

I've been listening to some of the senators comments on MSNBC and they are planning to filibuster his nomination. But if Bush doesn't nominate a woman there are rumors that he will nominate a minority man to the bench, possibly the present US Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez.

Bush's nominee may tip the balance to the right—currently there are four liberal justices and four conservative justices.

Personally, I'm scared.
What do you think will happen?

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