Justice O'Connor Retirement

On Friday, July 1, 2005 Associate Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor announced her plan to retire by the start of the next… read more

On Friday, July 1, 2005 Associate Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor announced her plan to retire by the start of the next court term. Throughout the day, people reacted to her announcement and spoke about her legacy and the process of replacing her on the court.

Professor Barbara Bennett Woodhouse, a former law clerk (1984-1985) for Justice O’Connor, was interviewed by telephone about working for the justice and her legacy.

President Bush spoke about his telephone conversation with Justice O’Connor earlier in the day about her resignation.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter spoke to reporters about Justice O’Connor’s retirement and the nomination process for her replacement. He responded to questions from the reporters.

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) spoke on the floor of the Senate about Justice O’Connor’s retirement. He recounted the landmarks of her career and her legacy. He also spoke about the process of replacing her.

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) spoke on the floor of the Senate about Justice O’Connor’s retirement. She spoke about her personal associations with Justice O’Connor.

Senator Kit Bond (R-MO) spoke on the floor of the Senate about Justice O’Connor’s retirement. He spoke about his personal associations with Justice O’Connor.

Senators Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA), Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI), and Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT), spoke about the nomination process. They responded to questions from reporters. close

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Justice O'Connor Retirement

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Jul 2, 2005

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