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Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor can’t understand why women weren’t more vocal in urging President George W. Bush to replace her with a woman. “I’m surprised we didn’t hear from a lot of women,” O’Connor, 76, said during the recent 10th Circuit Judicial Conference in Colorado Springs, Colo. Bush nominated Samuel Alito Jr. to replace O’Connor after his first pick, John G. Roberts Jr., was bumped up to chief justice and second-choice White House counsel Harriet Miers withdrew. O’Connor also reminisced about her late colleague from Colorado, Byron White. She recalled her first day as a justice in 1981 and her first handshake with White, who was known for his viselike grip. “I thought I was going to die,” she said. “It was so embarrassing. Tears spurted out of my eyes -Legal Times Not girly Texas prosecutor Heather Youree knew she had done everything she could to prepare, and was ready to do battle-physically, mentally, even spiritually. But this time the opposition wasn’t a criminal defense attorney-it was the Violations, the team her own Dragon Divas were going up against in a women’s amateur roller derby league that’s attracted a number of lawyers. Youree-a Hays County assistant district attorney whose nom de derby is Electra Cuter-is co-captain with criminal defender Cathy Compton, aka Nita Spankin. Bexar County Assistant DA Anna Lisa Garcia, aka Hot Purrsuit, skates for the Violations. “As a trial attorney, people describe me as a pit bull in mother hen’s clothing,” said Compton, a former prosecutor. “I am compassionate about my clients, but I also have a killer instinct that serves me well in trial and as a roller girl.” Youree and Compton “are intense in the courtroom and intense in the roller rink,” said Hays County District Attorney Michael Wenk. “You wouldn’t want to be a felon opposing them in court, and you wouldn’t want to be a blocker opposing them on the track.” -Texas Lawyer What’s in a name? How’d you like to go to court on the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, mere blocks from the World Trade Center site, defending a client nicknamed “Taliban”? The moniker attaches to D’Angelo Nunez, represented on federal drug charges by attorney George Goltzer. “I couldn’t think of a worse nickname and I couldn’t think of a worse place to try this case with that particular nickname,” Goltzer said. The trial has nothing to do with terrorism, and Goltzer said a government informant invented the tag. The judge agreed to bar references to the full nickname. -Associated Press

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