Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Retires
Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was a voice of moderation on the Supreme Court, and often cast the decisive vote in favor of protecting the environmental safeguards enjoyed by all Americans.
Creating New Judgeships
“Justice delayed is justice denied.” Legislation is pending in the Senate and House to help reduce backlogs in the nation’s district and circuit courts by authorizing additional judgeships. The Federal Judgeship Act of 2009 (S. 1653 and H.R. 3662) would create new federal judgeships based upon non-partisan recommendations by the Judicial Conference of the United States, the federal courts’ policy making body.