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Sunday, July 03, 2005

Swing Voter

The departure of Sandra Day O'Connor sets the stage for a nasty judicial confirmation battle - and maybe an even more conservative Supreme Court.

"The retirement of O'Connor is a nightmare realized for liberal groups," said Jonathan Turley, a constitutional law professor at George Washington University Law School. "It is hard to overstate the impact of replacing O'Connor with a consistent conservative vote," Turley added. "We've had decades of 5-4 votes, and in a majority of those important cases it has been O'Connor who has supplied the fifth vote."


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