July 1, 2005

July 1, 2005 | News Releases on Legal Issues

Heritage Foundation Legal Expert Notes O'Connor's

WASHINGTON, JULY 1, 2005-Todd Gaziano, director of the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation, today issued the following statement on the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor:


"Justice Sandra Day O'Connor served with great dignity and decency for more than 23 years on the Supreme Court. Conservatives did not always agree with her opinions or positions, but we should all appreciate the care and thoughtfulness with which she approached every case.


"By some reports, she was the glue that kept the conservative coalition together in many important cases, including some of the more important federalism decisions of the last decade.  Her recent dissent in the Kelo v. City of New London home confiscation case was a noble parting shot, which could well form the basis of a future opinion overturning that wrong-headed decision.

"Before the likely confirmation battle begins over her seat on the High Court, we should pause to thank her for her lifetime of public service."

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