Skip to comments.O'Connor details half-baked attempt to kill Supreme Court
Posted on 11/17/2006 2:50:00 PM PST by PeterFinn
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Cookies mailed to the U.S. Supreme Court last year contained enough rat poison to kill all nine justices, retired member Sandra Day O'Connor said at a conference last week.
Barbara Joan March, a 60-year-old Connecticut woman, was sentenced last month to 15 years in prison. She sent 14 threatening letters in April 2005 -- each with a baked good or piece of candy laced with rat poison -- to a variety of federal officials: the nine Supreme Court justices; FBI Director Robert Mueller; his deputy; the chief of naval operations; the Air Force chief of staff and the chief of staff of the Army.
March pleaded guilty in March to 14 counts of mailing injurious articles.
March's plea received little public attention until O'Connor discussed it last week.
"Every member of the Supreme Court received a wonderful package of home-baked cookies, and I don't know why, (but) the staff decided to analyze them," the Fort Worth Star-Telegram quoted O'Connor as saying at the legal conference November 10 in the Dallas area. "Each one contained enough poison to kill the entire membership of the court."
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I'm wondering if that's because somebody had a second thought...
"Took a long time for this news to come out."
Could the reason be that the left needed Barbara Joan's vote last week? ;)
Which means she must be a loony leftist - if she were a right wing fanatic it would be all over CNN.
Such a sweet little old lady.
Hilary's coulda shoulda woulda cookies?
Did the ones to Kennedy and O'Conner have a surprise jelly filling?
What do you think would have happened if all the Justices had been murdered? Obviously, nine new Justices would have been needed pronto, but with the politics involved, could that have happened?
Nothing to see here.
Just my daughter's cookies.
Please "move" on... if you can force a "movement."
She wants everyone to stop criticizing judges because it get's people angry at them.
Sandra, just go home. Live out the rest of your days APOLITICALLY, please.
The fact that she supposedly retired to be with her husband...and yet is on that Iraq Study Group...just chaps my rear end.
Beware the bites of March!
Did you hear she was on the 'Iraq Advisory Panel'?
Odd. None of the linked articles mention a motive. Why is that?
Well at least we know the court has enough sense to not eat home baked food received in the mail from a stranger.
What was her DU screen name?
A disgruntled Gorebot.
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