Long time readers of this blog know that although I am a registered Democrat at this stage in my life I am really much more of an independent. My politics cross party lines and I try to look at things on an issue by issue basis.
That being said I am concerned about the impending retirement of Justice O’Connor because I do not want the court to be stacked in one direction or another and I am expecting Bush to try and push a very conservative justice to replace her.
A Supreme Court Justice has a hell of a task to work upon. Their understanding and interpetation of law based upon the Constitution has potential to impact society in a very large way. And since it is basically an appointment for life it is even more important to be careful who gets to wear the robe.
But as anyone who remembers Earl Warren knows a justice may fool you from time to time on how they are going to vote.
Here is a very brief rundown about her.
Influence. That is the word that comes to mind, influence.