Jul 01 2005

SHELBY STATEMENT ON RETIREMENT OF JUSTICE SANDRA DAY O’CONNOR

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) today made the following statement regarding the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor:

“I want to thank Justice O’Connor for her twenty-four years of service on the United States Supreme Court. Justice O’Connor has served the Court with fairness and impartiality, and she has marked her place in history as the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court.”

“There is no question that filling this vacancy is extremely important for the future of the Judiciary and the future of our nation. I am hopeful that as we move forward with the nomination process, the Senate will operate in a fair manner, and that the nominee, whomever he or she may be, ultimately receives an up-or-down vote.”

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