Justice O’Connor Retires

After a long career in serving our country, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is retiring.

It will be very interesting to see who is nominated – and who is confirmed – to replace Justice O’Connor. A more conservative replacement could make a lot of 5-4 decisions swing the other way, while another moderate would preserve the suspense.

Seems to me, the confirmation battle will be very interesting, and probably prophetic of the 2008 election. If Senate Democrats filibuster on a nominee for too long, it could kill them in ’08. On the other hand, if a very conservative or very controversial candidate breezes through, it could hurt the GOP. Anybody got thoughts on this?

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