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Supreme Sandra
AZ Republic Opinion Page ^ | AZ Republic Editorial Staff

Posted on 07/03/2003 11:19:02 AM PDT by hsmomx3

Edited on 05/07/2004 5:21:26 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor shows how far you can go with an open mind and a flair for moderation.

President Reagan, who elevated Sandra Day O'Connor to the Supreme Court in 1981, called her "a person for all seasons."


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: azrepublic; oconnor; ruling; sandradoconnor; scotus; supremecourt

1 posted on 07/03/2003 11:19:03 AM PDT by hsmomx3
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To: hsmomx3
Sandra Day is sitting on the only credentials she has. Another example of so-called conservatives trying to appease the liberal weinies. Imagine how many people have been hurt (affirmative action, sodomy approval) and killed (abortions) because of her appointment and the appointments of these other SCOTUS activists.
2 posted on 07/03/2003 11:32:47 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: laweeks
That kind of unpredictability suggests that it is the Constitution, the law and individual merits of the case, rather than an overarching political philosophy, that guide her decisions.

... except when the Constitution annoys her Elitist sensibilities. Then she ignores it, as in Michigan...

3 posted on 07/03/2003 11:37:07 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: hsmomx3
She ALWAYS seemed to be a moderate and seems to feel she is "voting her conscience" but her viewpoints have changed a bit with the years. She's not as bad as Souter! He is a total hypocrite. I think it's reasonable that their opinions change as all of ours do to some extent. Think of the transformation in his later years of another Arizona native, Barry Goldwater! Some thought he had actually become a liberal on social issues, & he certainly was very conservative in the 1960's.
4 posted on 07/03/2003 11:45:46 AM PDT by BonnieJ
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To: hsmomx3
O'Connor is guided by her own personal biases and a lust for expanding the power of the judiciary in general and the Supreme Court in particular. Lawrence v. Texas is damning proof that she is not at all concerned with what is in the Constitution.
5 posted on 07/03/2003 12:50:52 PM PDT by thoughtomator (The Constitution is dead)
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To: hsmomx3
That kind of unpredictability suggests that it is the Constitution, the law and individual merits of the case, rather than an overarching political philosophy, that guide her decisions.

Funny, I don't recall seeing "compelling state interest" in the Constitution. I DO recall seeing a certain equal protection clause there.

6 posted on 07/03/2003 12:55:00 PM PDT by dirtboy (Not enough words in FR taglines to adequately describe the dimensions of Hillary's thunderous thighs)
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This didn't come with a 'hurl alert?'
7 posted on 07/03/2003 12:56:40 PM PDT by ewing
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To: hsmomx3
I live in AZ and believe her to be a head-case. She is irrational and her written opinions are almost non-sensical.

8 posted on 07/03/2003 12:57:29 PM PDT by lawdude (KAKKATE KOI!)
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To: ewing
This didn't come with a 'hurl alert?'

Shoulda been a "XXX Projectile" alert...

9 posted on 07/03/2003 1:01:13 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Bumperootus!)
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Hey, speaking of which: What's the latest on prospective resignations from the court? I've heard that O'Connor, Buzzi-Ginsberg, Rehnquist and I forget which other one are short. What's the deal?
10 posted on 07/03/2003 2:00:40 PM PDT by Monster Zero
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Arizona can be proud.

Of the Grand Canyon and Jon Kyl!

11 posted on 07/03/2003 3:05:52 PM PDT by Don Corleone
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To: lawdude
Amen. I'd rather read a good book than read her crap.

On the other hand, I can think of a lot of authors whose books I'd put down to read Thomas' or Scalia's opinions instead.

She's a worthless quota appointment. I am glad Thomas was worth the fight, and I wish Reagan had appointed a real constitutionalist.
12 posted on 07/03/2003 5:41:14 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile (Government trying to 'do good' will ALWAYS result in the same government eventually doing evil.)
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To: hsmomx3
"Sundried" O'Connor proved to be a weak, contradictory, vacillating creature--hardly someone to be proud of. In ruling the way she did on the recent "right to sodomy" case, Ol' Sandra managed to contradict a wholly opposite rendering she gave just 17 years previous. What changed in the interim? I'd reckon she had a few "gay" law clerks who's sob stories of how "oppressed" they are stabbed at her poor little sensitive heart.

The sodomy ruling put this court on the level of the Roe v. Wade and Plessy v. Ferguson in terms of sheer idiocy. Let the eternal record show that Sandy voted with the idiots.
13 posted on 07/03/2003 8:52:45 PM PDT by Antoninus (In hoc signo, vinces )
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