Letters: Aug. 1, 2005

The Supreme Court Battle

Our stories on Sandra Day O'Connor's resignation and the coming fight over the court's next Justice prompted readers to share their ideal choices for O'Connor's successor. Some hoped for a moderate jurist acceptable to most Americans, while others decried the politicization of judicial appointments

Will President George W. Bush's choice of a Supreme Court Justice to replace Sandra Day O'Connor [July 11] serve to unify the country, or will it lead to a confrontational crisis? America's Founding Fathers gave Supreme Court Justices lifetime appointments, not foreseeing the deeply acrimonious partisanship that would exist in today's politics. The majority...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!