Friday, February 27, 2009

Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

I just heard her speak at my Undergrad's law school. She was funny, gracious, and eloquent. Needless to say, I enjoyed her speech a lot. She was here to speak about my state's judicial selection plan. I guess it's not just my state's plan, since approximately 30 other states have adopted it or have made their own judicial selection plans that are very similar to it. I'm writing my capstone paper on this judicial selection plan, so I thought it would be good to listen to her speak.

She spoke mostly in praise of the plan. Used many quote from various people, like Roscoe Pound and Aristotle and some judges from my state. Obviously, she is very well informed on judicial selection and was able to articulate her position well. She spoke of highly of her own state, Arizona's judicial selection process. And to end, she thanked my state - the show-me state, for 'showing us' (the rest of the states) a proper and improved method for selecting judges.

In other news, I am now 9 in, 2 out, 1 deferred, and 2 still out in the wild as far as law schools go. I'm still 90% sure I'm staying at Undergrad school and I am more excited about the prospect each day. I think it will be a good thing.

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