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Friday, July 01, 2005

This time, it's official

Sandra Day O'connor is retiring.  From the Supreme Court.  CNN story here.  Orin Kerr has thoughts at Volokh, here.  It will certainly be interesting to watch the development of jurisprudence now in many areas, such as religion and affirmative action, without the Court's most well-known swing vote. 

Posted by Kaimi Wenger on July 1, 2005 at 11:06 AM in Kaimi Wenger, Law and Politics | Permalink

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Let me be the first to say that we're all doomed.

Posted by: Paul Gowder | Jul 1, 2005 11:18:37 AM

I had previously said that, since there was at least one partial-birth abortion case on the Court's docket for the next term (I think there are actually two: one from New Hampshire, one from Virginia), there was no way O'Connor would retire. None the less, she is retiring. Wave goodbye to Stenberg, wrongly decided on the strength solely of Justice O'Connor's swing vote.

Posted by: Simon | Jul 1, 2005 12:08:09 PM

Let us hope so. A disgraceful, chilling decision.

Posted by: Plainsman | Jul 1, 2005 12:27:03 PM

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