Friday, July 01, 2005

O'Connor Resigns

And the battle begins. This morning, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor announced her resignation, creating the first opening on the Supreme Court in eleven years. When she was nominated in 1981 by Ronald Reagan, Justice O'Connor was the first woman appointed to the Court. She has drawn some criticism for not holding a hard conservative line.

The opening now provides President G.W. Bush an opportunity to leave a more conservative mark on the nation's highest court. And because of this, you can expect that the liberal elements in our government (as well as outside it) to begin fighting the President "tooth and nail" on his nomination. It will be interesting to see how the Senate Democrats react. It seems to me, to be inevitable that the Democrats will obstruct the President's powers by invoking a filibuster whoever the President nominates.

So after all the big words of the filibuster 14, we will see what side they are really on.