BERKLEY STATEMENT ON THE RETIREMENT OF SUPREME COURT JUSTICE SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR
(July 1, 2005 -- Washington, D.C.) Congresswoman Shelley Berkley (D-NV) released the following statement today in response to the announcement of the impending retirement of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor from the U.S. Supreme Court.
"Sandra Day O'Connor forever changed the Supreme Court simply through her role as the first female Justice, and she will continue to serve as an inspiration for all women long after she has retired. Justice O'Connor has served our nation with distinction and honor, and while I may not have agreed with every opinion she has written, I greatly admire her work and I thank Justice O'Connor for all that she has contributed to America's legal system and to the Supreme Court of the United States. Through her conduct on the bench, Justice O'Connor has set a high standard for any replacement and it is my hope that the President will nominate someone who shares her judicial temperament and who is as equally well qualified to serve on the highest court in the land," said Congresswoman Shelley Berkley