The Supreme Court can sometimes seem like an unsentimental place, and Monday was one of those times. It was probably Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's final day on the bench after 25 years on the Court, yet no one paused to note that fact. No final huzzahs, no commendations from her colleagues, nothing. It was just another day. But the reason the justices ignored the milestone is fairly clear -- and it has nothing to do with being hard-hearted about a beloved colleague.
No Sentimental Send-Off for O'Connor -- Yet
January 24, 2006