Friday, July 22, 2005

O'Connor Coming Clean

Sandra O'Connor, the retiring Supreme Court Judge, is talking! She is not happy about the direction of the federal judiciary:

Speaking at a conference of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, O'Connor cited the role of Ukraine's highest court in resolving the crisis over last year's presidential election as a ``transforming moment'' in the promotion of an independent judiciary in other nations.

``In our country today we're seeing efforts to prevent that, a desire not to have an independent judiciary,'' she said. ``That worries me.''

O'Connor said efforts in Congress to restrict federal court jurisdiction to decide particular issues were ``a new approach that's worrisome.''

Legislation introduced earlier this year would bar the Supreme Court from reviewing any government official's ``acknowledgment of God'' as the source of law or government.

You know, this sounds like a filthy liberal! I think the fundies may have overplayed their hand with the judiciary. Well, I hope that they have.