I am watching Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on with David Letterman.
He has wisely chosen to sit back and let her speak. She is full of stories. She is no shrinking violet.
Wow–she blows me away. She is 79, but there’s no way you’d know that without Wikipedia.
I have only seen a handful of “The Supremes” appear in public. I’ve been incredibly impressed each time. Even justices whose judicial decisions totally evade me (I’m talking about you, Antonin Scalia) are remarkably intellectual.
The Supreme Court is by no means infallible. Separate but equal was equal w-a-y too long. Still, the court might be the most consistently good thing in our government.
I look forward some day to arguments before the court being seen on TV. It’s too important an institution to keep hidden from public view.