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Battle Over the Next Supreme Court Justice

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Battle Over the Next Supreme Court Justice

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Battle Over the Next Supreme Court Justice

Battle Over the Next Supreme Court Justice

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Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor announced her retirement last week. Talk of the Nation looks at the potential fight in the Senate over her replacement — the first new high court justice in 11 years — and how President Bush's nominee may shift the balance of the court.

Guests:

David Savage, Supreme Court reporter for the Los Angeles Times; author of Turning Right: The Making of the Rehnquist Supreme Court

Jeffrey Rosen, associate professor at George Washington University Law School; legal affairs editor at The New Republic

Tom McClusky, director of government affairs with the Family Research Council

Ralph Neas, president of People for the American Way