December 18, 2014
With the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Reid says President Bush has a chance to nominate someone
to bring the country together.
Reid made his comments at the William S- Boyd School of Law at
Earlier, he issued a statement calling O-Connor "a voice of
reason and moderation on the court." O-Connor announced her resignation today (Friday) in Washington.
President Bush says he intends to quickly name her successor.
That could set up a showdown in the Senate -- where Democratic
and Republican wounds are fresh after a party-line fight over Bush
nominees to other federal courts.
Reid says Democrats would resist a nominee deemed too
conservative. But he says Bush could find qualified nominees among senators like Republican Mel Martinez of Florida.
O-Connor was the first woman named to the Supreme Court. Her
resignation cites her age 75 and the need to spend more time
with her family.
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