The Politics of Replacing O'Connor

, Legal Times

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's surprise retirement leaves President George W. Bush in a bind: Can he possibly replace the first woman on the Supreme Court with one of the white men originally eyed as a potential successor for Chief Justice Rehnquist? Meanwhile, competing interest groups are losing no time in laying down markers, and rallying their troops for the confirmation battle that O'Connor's news is expected to trigger.

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