Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: Justice shouldn't be political--Sandra Day O'Connor crosses the line
Posted on 10/28/2010 5:29:28 PM PDT by jazusamo
Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has violated the Code of Conduct for United States judges. She should resign from her position as a roving judge on "senior status." If she doesn't resign, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. - at whose sole discretion she serves as a "pinch hitter" on lower federal courts - should no longer designate her for such duties.
In a controversial case Tuesday before a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Mrs. O'Connor provided the deciding vote in a 2-1 decision to throw out Arizona's requirement that new voter registrants provide proof of citizenship. This was not just another lousy decision in Justice O'Connor's long record of uneven jurisprudence. The deeper ethical problem is that she is active in political causes while continuing to serve as a judge.
This week, the retired justice was exposed for having recorded political robo-calls pushing a constitutional amendment in Nevada for state judges to be appointed by governors rather than elected by citizens. She claims she never gave permission for her recording to be used for robo-calls, but she recorded not just a voice message but also a video for a political group dedicated solely to passing this amendment - a group she leads as "honorary chairwoman."
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he is a coward!
S.D. O’Connor, Reagan’s biggest mistake.
I'm not sure the Chief Justice should get directly involved. Maybe they could have Ginni Thomas call Sandra Day O'Connor on the phone and ask her to apologize for screwing up.
I needed that laugh today! Thanks......
LOL! You may have a point.
He could stop delegating her to the lower courts and lean on her, but Congress would have to impeach her to truly put a stop to it.
Good for him! I personally have known two people for many years that have green cards and no desire to become citizens, I don’t understand why.
Looks like O’Connor has become a liberal hired gun to cast deciding votes.
**He could stop delegating her to the lower courts...**
Have to admit ... She’s a Perfect Fit for the 9th CIRCUS!
His final paragraph is as follows:
The majority distorts two major areas of law before it even reaches the merits. It creates an unprecedented exception to our law of the circuit rule, trampling underfoot a newly minted en banc opinion. The majority also makes a mess of the law of the case analysis by taking issue with a prior panels reasoning, not its conclusion. And, as to the merits, the panel comes nowhere close to proving that Gonzalez Is interpretation of the National Voter Registration Act was wrong, much less clearly wrong. Few panels are able to upset quite so many apple carts all at once. Count me out.
Caught on video there Sandra. A video of her own making.
She’s a liar too, so it seems.
Sandra Day O’Connor is that part of the Reagan legacy that never ends..... while the rest is gone and forgotten.
“Swing vote” Sandy should not be (and frankly, never should have been) allowed anywhere near a court room.
Thank God this scumbag O’Connor left the Supreme Court, but it’s disgusting that she still runs around soiling herself and every court she sits on.