July 01, 2005
Statement of Senator Ron Wyden on the Retirement of Justice Sandra Day O'ConnorWashington, DC - U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) today released the following statement on the retirement of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor from the United States Supreme Court:"Sandra Day O'Connor has been a true pioneer throughout her distinguished career in public service, and particularly as the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. America has benefited greatly from Justice O'Connor's intellect, independence, solid judgment and her unwavering dedication to equal justice under the law."As this historic figure leaves the bench, it will take a wise, fair-minded and independent jurist to take her place as one of America's most respected justices. I hope that her successor's nomination and confirmation process will be marked by the spirit of bipartisanship and cooperation that the American people deserve."