Friday, June 23, 2006

Justice O'Connor on judicial independence

Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was on the Diane Rehm radio program this morning, talking about the threats to judicial independence. I missed most of it, but fortunately it is available online.

The right wing attack on judges is a matter of great concern to me (see "Activist judges? What activist judges?"). While Justice O'Connor was never as moderate as she has been portrayed by both liberals worried (with good reason) about her replacement and the religious right, she displayed solid and careful reasoning as a judge, and her opinions on the assault on the judiciary are well worth considering.

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