O'Connor Fires Back on Judicial Independence

Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is not moving quietly toward retirement.

O'Connor's speech Nov. 7 to the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers in Washington, D.C., was a rip-snorting defense of judicial independence that criticized – without naming them -- former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and even the late president Franklin Delano Roosevelt, whom she described as "the fellow on the dime."

Her speech was the talk of the academy's meeting. The Court recently released the text of the speech, which was similar to one she gave at the University of Florida in September.

Details here from Tony Mauro of Legal Times via Law.com.