Batten down the hatches… prepare for an all-out pitch political battle in the U.S. Senate. The Left is going to bring forward the MoveOn.org, NARAL, and PFAW artillery, barrels fully loaded.
Sandra Day O’Connor steps down from the Supreme Court. Hugh graciously eulogizes her 24-year term of service. Orin Kerr at the Volokh Conspiracy shares 8 intriguing first reactions, including this amusing tidbit:
Even if Justice O’Connor is gone, we may still hear her name in 1 First Street when lawyers accidentally call Justice Ginsburg “Justice O’Connor.”
ConfirmThem speculates that Emilio Garza will be the replacement. The Supreme Court Nomination Blog has profiles on some other potential replacements. The gang at the Corner is all over the map with their off-the-cuff ideas. And a free-for-all has begun at Red State.