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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Justice O'Connor Warns of Dictatorship

No kidding. O'Connor spoke at Georgetown on March 9, 2006. Bits of the text are starting to circulate. Here is the Guardian's report.
An excerpt:

**Ms O'Connor, nominated by Ronald Reagan as the first woman supreme court justice, declared: "We must be ever-vigilant against those who would strong-arm the judiciary."
She pointed to autocracies in the developing world and former Communist countries as lessons on where interference with the judiciary might lead. "It takes a lot of degeneration before a country falls into dictatorship, but we should avoid these ends by avoiding these beginnings."**

Slate also reported on this speech. As usual, the conservative media cover this up.

Bush must be impeached.


Anonymous said...

The media has spent so much time portraying O'Conner as a sage and wise moderate that she has a lot of credibility on this issue. What's more, the Republicans have accepted this characterization in their rhetoric by asserting Robert's and Alito's fitness for the Court via their alleged similarity with O'Conner.

If only the media would cover the speeches of retired justices. 

// posted by Raised By Republicans

US West said...

LTG, I have been waiting for you to comment on this. NPR  covered pretty well. From what I have heard,NPR was about the only outlet that did. If you want the transcript, read it a The Raw story. Apparently, the speech wasn't recorded. 

// posted by USWest