April 17, 2013
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was named honorary chair of Justice at Stake on Monday, confirming her role as a leader of the George Soros-financed “merit” selection campaign. Up until now, O’Connor preferred to pose as an impartial arbiter in the battle to control how judges are selected for state courts, so at one level the announcement strikes a blow for greater transparency.
In a press release, O’Connor calls “the flood of money coming into courtrooms by increasingly expensive and volatile campaigns” the “greatest threat to judicial independence in our country today.” Of course, she makes no mention of the $45 million-plus that Soros has funneled toward special interest groups dedicated to removing ordinary citizens from the judicial selection process. She also fails to mention her own role in “volatile campaigns” – such as the robo-calls she made to lobby Nevada voters in a failed “merit” selection ballot initiative.
We once applauded her historic appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. But we just shake our heads at her political motives today that seek to shut regular citizens out of the courthouse that her own historic appointment once opened. Too bad, so sad.