A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Friday, July 01, 2005


The big news today is of Sandra Day O'Connor, one of the Supreme Court Injustices, announcing her retirement. Of course, she will wait until the "nomination and confirmation" of her successor, which could mean she will be there until the Second Coming.

Here is her letter of resignation. It is interesting that she ends the letter with: "I will leave it with enormous respect for the integrity of the court and its role under our constitutional structure."

Whatever. The Judiciary Branch seems to think it is the Supreme Executive of this country, but the Constitution certainly doesn't say that.

By "integrity of the court," she means "our ability to do whatever we want, regardless of the Constitution, the powers of the other branches of the government, and the will of the American people."

Has she read the Constitution of the United States? Does she understand the Judiciary's role under our " right

And how about this section, in Article III Section 1, "The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour." Apparently the "good Behaviour" qualification is no longer applied.