Battle Over the Next Supreme Court Justice 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.
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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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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