Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's recent speech to the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers was the talk of the meeting: a rip-snorting defense of judicial independence that criticized -- without naming names -- individual members of Congress and even the late president Franklin Delano Roosevelt. "We have the power to make the President or Congress really, really angry," O'Connor told the lawyers. "In fact, if we do not make them mad some of the time, we probably aren't doing our jobs."
O'Connor Fires Back on Judicial Independence
November 28, 2005