Political former Justice O’Connor errs on apology

Instead of apologizing for disruptive post-midnight robocalls to Nevada voters, Sandra Day O’Connor should have apologized to Arizonans for her vote as a panelist on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this week in which she saw no merit in our state’s voter approved requirement of citizenship in order to register to vote.

The 80-year-old former Supreme Court Justice should take her retirement as seriously as she does her leftward bent and stay out of infringing on the vote of the people of Arizona who overwhelmingly passed Proposition 200 in 2004. She also should decide if she wants to engage in politics or keep wearing that black robe. She can’t have it both ways.

In a statement of denial — oddly issued through the Supreme Court — she says she did not authorize use of her recorded statement as she engages in Nevada’s politics. Her voice was heard in 50,000 late night recorded telephone calls made to that state’s voters in which she supports a ballot measure to change the way Nevada’s judges are selected. Yet she defends her involvement in the campaign to amend the state constitution to reduce the role of citizens in the choice of judges. O’Connor, who is listed as the honorary chair of the campaign, has appeared in a biased television commercial on behalf of the Question 1 measure on which Nevadans will vote this Tuesday.

O’Connor is clearly in violation of Canon 5 of the Conduct for United States Judges which clearly states thatA judge should refrain from political activity.”

Although O’Connor was elected to her position on the Arizona Superior Court before her appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, she now travels the country hypocritically criticizing election of judges.

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7 Responses to Political former Justice O’Connor errs on apology

  1. Chuck says:

    O’Connor wants politics out of the process, but it’s fine for her to remain political? Where is the justification in her mind for that?

  2. AZ Conservative Guy says:

    She did a good job of pulling the wool over President Reagan’s eyes. He must be turning over in his grave at her antics.

  3. angee says:

    I find her rejection of Arizona voters DESPICABLE!
    We, the majority voted for Prop. 200!

  4. TeaPartyPatriot says:

    O’Connor is every bit as criminal as the ILLEGALS she’s helping to vote in Arizona.

  5. Steve says:

    How many Arizona judges whose names appear on the retention ballot are cringing at O’Connor’s disregard of Arizona’s voters? Although her actions reflect miserably on all of them, I’ll bet she doesn’t care one iota. Such is her arrogance.

  6. Ajo Joe says:

    O’Connor long ago worn out her welcome with me. She reveled in being the court’s “swing vote” but she mostly swung to the left. She was no different in that regard than our liberal former US Sen. Dennis DiConcini. At least when he left, he was gone. She hangs on like a bad cough but does a lot more damage.

  7. TeaPartyPatriot says:

    In today’s (29OCT10) Wall Street Journal, David Rivkin and Andrew Grossman, in an article entitled “Sandra Day O’Connor v. the People,” exposes the money behind O’Connor’s unethical behavior in hawking an anti-voter judicial initiative in Nevada – and the money is from lunatic-left sugar-daddy billionaire George Soros. Soros clearly has O’Connor bought and paid for on removing voters from the judicial selection process, so it is any coincidence that O’Connor would rule in favor of ILLEGALS getting to to vote in Arizona elections, per Soros’ d-crat socialist agenda?