Former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor spoke at Georgetown on Friday, and the only coverage her speech got was by Nina Totenberg of NPR. (See, there remains one voice of quasi-independence in the media, still to be squashed!)
Anyho, in her speech, she warned of judicial activism of right wing forces, and a weakening of the judiciary in the face of stronger exec and legislative branches.
Make the jump with me and see what darker gloom she forecast if things are not changed, with a link of links.
Sadly, there's no transcript of her speech.
This, however, was Totenberg's report
Slate Covered Totenberg's coverage of it
.and the angry bloggers that noted no msm coverage.
Julian Borger wrote this for the Guardian
about the event.
and this Op Ed piece
in the same publication.
Keith Olbermann discussed it on his show Friday night as well and this right wing blog
gives a good transcript without too much of the editorializing you'd expect.
I'll editorialize for a minute though. When one hears such warnings coming from a former SCOTUS, especially one appointed by a Republican President, it's like having confirmation that the sky is truly falling, IMHO at least...