View Full Version : Justice Sandra Day O'Connor steps down

07-02-2005, 03:26 PM
Yesterday US Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor announced her retirement from the US Supreme Court. She was the first woman ever to serve as a Supreme Court Justice.

This announcement has moved what is likely to become one of the most, of not the most, contested US Supreme Court battle in US history.

George W. Bush is rumored to be interested in nominating an ultra-conservative judge for the seat occupied by the surprisingly moderate O'Connor, who is considered the swing vote in many decisions about abortion, Affirmative Action, and other controversial issues.

07-02-2005, 05:19 PM
Yea, if my current case goes to the supreme court, I'm screwed

07-05-2005, 01:52 PM
yep, knowing Bush, he'll throw an ultra conservative as a nominee and then he and his right wing allies will cry "OBSTRUCTION!!!!!!!" when the democrats fillibuster, like they do with everything else the democrats block.

07-05-2005, 02:46 PM
mildly related...

Man calls for seizure of Justice Souter home, under eminent domain ruling

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July 1, 2005

In the wake of a United States Supreme Court (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_Court_of_the_United_States) ruling in Kelo v. New London (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelo_v._New_London) on eminent domain (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/eminent_domain) last week, a California (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California) man has proposed that Justice David Souter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Souter)'s New Hampshire (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Hampshire) home be seized by the state and a hotel be built on the site. Logan Darrow Clements (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logan_Darrow_Clements) faxed a letter to town officials in Weare (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weare%2C_New_Hampshire), New Hampshire (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Hampshire) June 28, 2005 that justified the action as such:

"The justification for such an eminent domain action is that our hotel will better serve the public interest as it will bring in economic development and higher tax revenue to Weare."

Justice Souter, who was in the majority ruling in the Kelo case, has lived at the farmhouse in Weare since he was 11 years old. Clements indicated that it was necessary to build on that location because "it is a unique site being the home of someone largely responsible for destroying property rights for all Americans." The action has given rise to a great deal of support nationwide, as many are writing to the councilors of the small town of Weare to voice their approval for the proposal.

The proposal for the "Lost Liberty Hotel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_Liberty_Hotel)", as it is to be called, features a number of components which seem to focus on the libertarian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/libertarian) leanings of its designer. A dining room, called the "Just Desserts Cafe" and a museum based on the "loss of freedom in America" are two such components. Instead of a Gideon's Bible (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gideon%27s_Bible) (a standard item placed in most American hotel rooms), each guest will receive a free copy of Ayn Rand (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayn_Rand)'s novel Atlas Shrugged (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlas_Shrugged).

07-05-2005, 02:50 PM
is it just me or is that kinda humerous? :D

Not Ozymandias
07-05-2005, 03:50 PM
If I were her I'd step down too out of contempt for the American people for voting for the Xian-fanatic sociopath we put in the White House. Fuck 'em all, I'd say, let's see how they like having to deal with another right-wing nut on the bench for 30 years.