Former SCOTUS Chief Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has died. My feelings on her decisions are mixed.

  • She allowed race to be considered in college admissions, thereby giving the SCOTUS stamp of approval on affirmative action in education. Grutter v. Bollinger
  • Still, I am a nurse thanks to her swing vote in Mississippi University for Women v. Hogan, where she ruled that nursing schools had to permit men to apply.
  • In Lawrence v. Texas, she said that laws against sodomy were an unconstitutional intrusion into people’s bedrooms, but that marriage should be limited to heterosexual couples “to preserve the traditional institution of marriage.”
  • She cast decisions approving partial birth abortion, which is nothing but murder in my opinion. Stenberg v. Carhart 
  • She cast the deciding vote on the Bush v. Gore case in 2000. She later admitted to regretting it.

As I said, mixed.

Categories: Government


Cederq · December 2, 2023 at 2:22 am

It was that decision and others mostly where when I was Applying for scholarships in nursing school was scholarships that were set up for women at colleges that accepted federal monies and grants had to open the scholarship to men and most foundations and companies that awarded them had to award an equal amount to men. A letter from my lawyer had a lot of persuasion in that regard.

AZFloyd · December 2, 2023 at 8:31 am

I think the only decision she was ever on the correct side was Raich v something. It was a case where SCOTUS said goverements could steal your land per the 5th amendment if it was going to possibly increase a government’s tax revenue.

When she came to our law school, I was disgusted how she was fawn upon. She gave a speech and though I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer, I ascertaines she was nothing more than a midwit.

O’ Connor is exhibit #1 why the 19th amendment as a mistake.

Joe Blow · December 2, 2023 at 12:05 pm

She’s one of those liberals who believe discrimination is fine when they get to decide.

Men must be allowed! But color matters….?

Combine that with the horrific crime of chopping up live babies inside their mothers? Nah, the world is a better place without her. She’s burning brightly in hell right now on a chair next to Kissinger.

Dan D. · December 2, 2023 at 10:33 pm

“She cast decisions approving partial birth abortion, which is nothing but murder in my opinion.”

Solid. Again, I am glad you are frontline healthcare.

Aesop · December 5, 2023 at 1:10 am

Sandra Day O’Communist was another Affirmative Action halfwit, whose position should have been given to someone far more eminently qualified, regardless of the genitalia with which they came equipped. Pandering to that branch of profound retardation was and is a far bigger mistake than the multitude of same she burped out from the federal bench.

She has our warmest wishes that she R.I.H., where she can enjoy His Infernal Majesty’s warmest accommodations, and we’ll send a note to her relatives expressing our wholehearted approval at her earthly demise. Better late than never. The air is sweeter, the sunshine brighter, and the season even more cheery for her transition.

The truly great pity is that she wasn’t driving a van through a mountain pass with all the then-current SCOTUS court-chicks on an all-girls getaway four or five years ago when she was contacted by the Grim Reaper, but one cannot have everything one may wish for, apparently.

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