Friday, July 01, 2005

O'Connor Retires - Senate Battle to Ensue

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor announced her retirement today ending the longest period without a vacancy on the Supreme Court. Her announcement, while portrayed as a surprise in the media, is not unexpected in Washington. In recent weeks, many signs pointed to her retirement before the Chief Justice, though most believe he won't be far behind (though many now believe he will finish out the fall term).

Now 527's in Washington will be off and running to lobby both sides on whomever the nominee is. Hopefully, the President and the Senate will move swiftly through the confirmation process, but the left will demand a moderate at worst.

And away we go . . .

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