Supreme Court Justice O'Connor retiring
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UPDATE: I had assumed that Rehnquist would be first, and Bush would elevate Scalia to Chief Justice and appoint the first Hispanic to the Court. However, I wonder whether Bush will feel an inclination to appoint a woman to take the place of the first woman on the Court, much like his father decided to appoint an African-American (Thomas) to take the place of the first African-American on the Court (Marshall).
One thing is guaranteed -- this ain't going to be dull.