In an interview with The National Law Journal, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor said that, with a new vacancy on the Court, most people are "expecting and indeed hoping" that the next appointee will be a woman. "There was a little backsliding when I left," she said. O'Connor also discussed her work in revitalizing civic education and drawing attention to the importance of an independent judiciary and to the increasing cost and contentiousness of state judicial elections.
O'Connor on Judicial Elections, Civic Education and the High Court Vacancy
The National Law Journal
May 26, 2009